Israel and ISIL in undeclared alliance: Syrian envoy

Israel and ISIL in undeclared alliance: Syrian envoy
Sat Aug 16, 2014 17:21:30

Syria’s ambassador to the UN says Israel has an undeclared alliance with the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group, allowing free flow of weapons and militants into the occupied Golan Heights and then into the rest of Syria.

The Israelis help the Takfiris infiltrate into the separation line on the Golan Heights from Jordan, where their training camps are located, Bashar al-Ja’afari said.

The remarks came after the UN Security Council on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the ISIL terrorist activities in Syria and Iraq.

The Syrian ambassador to the UN also stated that “everybody knows that Jordan is hosting secret training camps.”

Amman has not commented on this yet.

The UN resolution is aimed at cutting off funding and the flow of foreign militants to the ISIL. The 15-member Security Council called for action against the terrorists, who, it said must “disarm and disband with immediate effect.”

ISIL militants now control large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria. They also have several oil fields under control.

Iraq, which has the world’s fifth-biggest crude reserves, came under a massive blitz by the ISIL Takfiri militants in early June.

Ja’afari reminded the UN Security Council that Damascus had repeatedly warned of the Takfiri threat for three years.

He went on to say that if the UN had not ignored the terrorist activities in Syria, ISIL militants would not be able to create chaos in Iraq today.
Ja’afari also said the Syrian government plays a major role in the campaign against terrorism.


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