Illustrative image Syria will confront any Israeli attacks on Syria despite Tel Aviv’s attempts to justify its actions, Syria’s Ambassador to Russia Riad Haddad saidi on May 20. “Syria has its own sovereignty. Any outside aggression against the Syrian territory is an aggression,” Haddad told reporters. “Our forces, including the air defense, protect the Syrian sky and land. We will repel any aggression against Syria, regardless where it will take place.” The remarks were made in a link to the May 10 incident during which Israel carried out a massive strike on Syria. Then, both Syria and Russia said the Syrian military had intercepted more than half of the Israeli missiles. However, the Israeli military was able to deliver a notable damage to Syrian and Iranian forces across the country. Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman even claimed that almost entire Iranian infrastructure in Syria had been destroyed. However, according to experts, this is an exaggeration.