Syrian MP: Assad’s army gets green light to strike back at Israel

The Syrian regime army has the green light to respond to any future Israeli attack without referring back to its “leadership,” a Syrian lawmaker has told a Lebanese television stattion, warning that Syria is ready for an “open war.”

“Next time, if Israel dares to breach the Syrian airspace, next time, there are orders to retaliate with fire and missiles without referring back to the leadership,” Ahmad Shalash told al-Mayadeen television.

“Let it all out, they want an open war, let it be an open war, we don’t have a problem.” He added.

Shalash vowed that the Syrian regime army will continue to fight for embattled President Assad to “the ends of world.”

He said “with the presence of God’s men” Assad’s army will go as far as to reconquer Andalusia, prompting a wave of scornful statements on the social media.

President Assad had said last month in an interview with Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV that his army “will respond in kind” to any future Israeli strike. Citing “popular pressure” Assad said he plans “for different scenarios, depending on the circumstances and the timing of the strike.”

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Last Update: Thursday, 06 June 2013 KSA 01:04 - GMT 22:04
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