Russia: Chance of foreign intervention in Syria growing

Russia has said it is concerned the chance of foreign military intervention in Syria is growing, following reports of Israeli airstrikes around Damascus.

"We are seriously concerned by the signs of preparation of global public opinion for possible armed intervention in the long-running internal conflict in Syria," Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said in a statement.

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Airstrike on Syria 'kills 42'

An Israeli airstrike on a military complex near Damascus killed at least 42 Syrian soldiers, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.