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Foreign ministers of Syria and Iran condemn 2 Israeli airstrikes near Syrian capital, Damascus

  • Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif listens to the translation of a question during a joint press conference with his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jafari after their talks, in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif listens to the translation of a question during a joint press conference with his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jafari after their talks, in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)  (The Associated Press)

  • Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem speaks during a joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. Russia on Monday demanded an explanation for Israeli airstrikes on two areas near Damascus, while the Syrian and Iranian foreign ministers called it an act of aggression that proves Israel was "in the same trench" with extremist groups fighting the Syrian government. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

    Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem speaks during a joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. Russia on Monday demanded an explanation for Israeli airstrikes on two areas near Damascus, while the Syrian and Iranian foreign ministers called it an act of aggression that proves Israel was "in the same trench" with extremist groups fighting the Syrian government. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)  (The Associated Press)

  • Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, and his Syrian counterpart Walid al-Moallem arrive to attend a joint press conference in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. Russia on Monday demanded an explanation for Israeli airstrikes on two areas near Damascus, while the Syrian and Iranian foreign ministers called it an act of aggression that proves Israel was "in the same trench" with extremist groups fighting the Syrian government. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, and his Syrian counterpart Walid al-Moallem arrive to attend a joint press conference in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. Russia on Monday demanded an explanation for Israeli airstrikes on two areas near Damascus, while the Syrian and Iranian foreign ministers called it an act of aggression that proves Israel was "in the same trench" with extremist groups fighting the Syrian government. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)  (The Associated Press)

The Syrian and Iranian foreign ministers have condemned Israeli airstrikes on two areas near Damascus, calling it an act of aggression that proves Israel was "in the same trench" with extremist groups fighting the Syrian government.

Israeli warplanes bombed the two areas Sunday, striking near Damascus' international airport as well as outside a town close to the Lebanese border. The Syrian government said the attacks caused material damage. Israel has not commented on the strikes.

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem claimed Israel was trying to compensate for losses incurred by Islamic extremist groups in Syria at the hands of the Syrian army. He did not elaborate.

He spoke Monday at a joint news conference in Tehran with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif.