Damascus warns Israel of “more surprises” in Syria

Reuters reports: “The Syrian government said on Tuesday that Israel would face ‘more surprises’ in future attacks on Syria’s territory, after Syrian air defences shot down an Israeli F-16 jet.

Syrian anti-aircraft fire downed the F-16 as it returned from a bombing raid on Iran-backed positions in Syria early on Saturday. Both Iran and Russia are supporting President Bashar al-Assad in Syria’s near seven-year civil war.

‘Have full confidence the aggressor will be greatly surprised because it thought this war – this war of attrition Syria has been exposed to for years – had made it incapable of confronting attacks,’ assistant foreign minister Ayman Sussan said.

‘God willing they will see more surprises whenever they try to attack Syria,’ Sussan said during a Damascus news conference…”

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