Putin to Netanyahu: New Spiral of Violence in Region Should Be Avoided

MOSCOW- In a phone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the air strikes conducted by Israel’s Air Force against targets in Syria, the Kremlin said on Saturday.

"The Russian side called for any steps, which might trigger a new spiral of dangerous for all confrontation in the region, to be avoided," the press service said, as cited by Itar Tass.

A Syrian military source said Saturday morning that the Syrian Arab Army Air defense systems hit more than one Israeli warplanes during today's new Israeli aggression at dawn against a military base in the central region.

 Earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry said it was concerned by the Israeli occupation raids on Syrian territories, stressing the need to respect Syria's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Hamda Mustafa