Syrian Ambassador to the UN Bashar al-Ja’afari told reporters outside the UN Security Council on Wednesday that Turkey was facilitating attacks against Syrian forces by al-Qaeda-linked terrorist groups through the country’s northern borders and the Israeli regime was doing the same in the occupied Golan Heights.
Ja’afari added that Syria has been the target of an orchestrated joint military operation conducted by the Turkish government and the Israeli regime as well as the terrorist groups operating both along Syria’s northern border and its southern border.
The Syrian official said the Turkish government has facilitated the intrusion of Al-Nusra Front terrorists, which is “enlisted on the Security Council list of entities posing terrorism.”
“Once the Syrian army tried to stop these terrorists, the Turkish army intervened by shelling the area of Kasab, as well as the Syrian army positions,” he stated.
Ja’afari also described as alarming a recent statement by Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who “said that any possible settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict should include the annexation of the Syrian Golan to Israel for good.”
“This is why he is asking the American administration to facilitate such settlement of what he called the Golan issue, in a way that Golan will end up under Israeli sovereignty forever,” Ja’afari added.
Syria recently said Turkey had shot down a Syrian fighter jet in its territory. Turkish officials said the plane had crossed over into Turkish airspace.