Israeli strike a 'declaration of war'

Syria says it will respond in its own time to what it calls a “declaration of war” by Israel.

Syria says it will respond in its own time to what it calls a “declaration of war” by Israel.

TEL AVIV- Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad says the attack on Sunday morning on the country's military research facility is a "declaration of war" by Israel.

The regime has warned Syria will retaliate against Israel in its own time and way.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called an emergency security cabinet meeting.

A senior unnamed Israeli official meanwhile has confirmed Jerusalem is responsible for the attack earlier.

The Syrian government's declaration of war against Israel has huge international repercussions.

If Syria decides to attack Israel, its ally Iran will need to respond as well.

Israel has put in place the Iron Dome defence missile system in the cities of Safed and Haifa in the north of the country, not far from the Lebanese and Syrian borders.

Meanwhile, Syria is faced with an ongoing civil war which has claimed the lives of at least 70,000 people.

The rebels have been trying to oust President Bashar al-Assad for the last two years.