Hamas: US strikes on Syria and Iraq add fuel to fire

The Palestinian resistance movement condemned the recent attacks on Syrian and Iraqi soil and remarked that the people of Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, and Yemen, are paying the price for their support of the Palestinian people.

  • Masked militants from the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades, a military wing of Hamas, ride vehicles as they commemorate the 30th anniversary of their group, in Gaza City, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

The Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, has held the current United States administration responsible for the aggression against Syria and Iraq, calling its actions adding fuel to a fire. 

Commenting on the violation of both countries’ sovereignty, Hamas stated that this would lead to an “escalation of regional tension and increased instability in the region.”

Hamas stressed that “Washington must review its aggressive policies and respect the sovereignty of countries and the interests of the Arab peoples, who will not stand idly by in the face of aggression.”

The movement added that the region will “not have stability or peace unless the aggression, genocide, and ethnic cleansing against our people in the Gaza Strip stops.”

Hamas saluted the revolutionary Iraqi and Syrian people, who, along with the Yemeni and Lebanese people, are paying the price for their support of the Palestinian people in resisting the genocide against them.

The US said in the early morning hours of Saturday that it had hit over 85 targets allegedly linked to the IRGC and its allied forces in Iraq and Syria responding to the recent attack on a US military base in Jordan.

US airstrikes targeted military sites near Ain Ali, south of the city of al-Mayadin in the countryside of Deir Ezzor, Syria, and said they bombed the Deir Ezzor airport in the country’s east.

Iraqi government sources later announced that 16 were killed in the US attacks on Iraqi soil.

CENTCOM revealed that US forces struck more than 85 targets in Iraq and Syria with numerous aircraft, including long-range bombers that were said to have taken off from the United States.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Nasser Kanaani stated that US airstrikes on Iraq and Syria are aimed at fulfilling “Israel’s” goals only, as the continuation of such actions threatens peace and security at both regional and international levels.

A Syrian military statement addressed the aerial aggression launched by the US occupation forces on sites and towns in the eastern region of Syria and near the border with Iraq.

The statement revealed that the aggression led to the killing of several civilians and soldiers, injuring others, as well as causing significant material damage. It also stressed that the targeted area in eastern Syria is the same one in which Syria has been fighting ISIS, emphasizing that the United States is working on reviving ISIS as its field arm in Syria and Iraq by “all dirty means.”

Source: US strikes to have ‘grave consequences on US forces in region’

A security source of the Iranian Advisory Center in Syria affirmed that the “aggression on Iraq and Syria is a blatant violation of sovereignty and aggression on these countries’ soil,” following US must leave the region at all costs, because it has caused instability and created chaos.

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