Syria Complains to UN After Strike: Israeli Aggression Has Become a Norm

Those who attack the Syrian army support terror groups, says foreign ministry

FILE PHOTO: Israeli soldiers stand atop tanks in the Golan Heights near Israel's border with Syria March 19, 2014.
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The Syrian Foreign Ministry filed a complaint to the United Nations Security Council and the Secretary General on Thursday, following the earlier strike it blamed on Israel.

"The Israeli aggression has become a norm," it said in the complaint, adding that Israel is trying to aid terror groups such as Nusra Front and ISIS, while the Syrian army makes advances. The Security Council's inaction in the matter, the complaint added, is "unacceptable."

The Syrian government demanded the Security Council denounce Israel's aggression and act to prevent future acts of belligerence it claimed could harm the fight against ISIS and other terror groups. "Those who attack the Syrian army are direct supporters of terror groups," the complaint read.

This is the first Israeli strike of its kind in Syria since the July cease-fire agreement in southern Syria. Also, a former Israeli military intelligence chief said the attack was "not routine" and was "an Israeli moral statement about the massacre in Syria."