If you were lived under Syrian propaganda you would believe that Syria's courageous government has been lead a successful defense of the mother land against a vicious Zionist enemy that seeks to destroy Syria. By admitting it they would also have to explain why they can do nothing about it. Like in 2007, when Israel destroyed their N Korean reactor, they hoped nobody would notice because they could do nothing.
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from the article: Why did Israel attack Syria now, and why did the Syrians admit it?