United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for an immediate de-escalation in Syria after Israel carried out raids inside the war-torn country. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement, Guterres is following closely the alarming military escalation throughout Syria and the dangerous spillover across its borders.
Israel targeted what it said were Iranian positions inside Syria after one of its warplanes was hit by Syrian air defences and crashed. The Israeli raids came after it intercepted what it said was an Iranian drone entering its airspace.
Guterres stressed that all concerned in Syria and in the region must abide by international law. Dujarric said It was the most serious confrontation between Iran and Israel since Syria’s war began in 2011 and came amid growing alarm over Syrian government offensives against rebel-held Eastern Ghouta and Idlib. Guterres urged the parties to move quickly toward a political solution to end the war.