UK Foreign Secretary William Hague
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Hague on Israel's 'attack' on Syria

As Syria formally complains to the United Nations over a reported Israeli attack within its borders, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says addressing the root causes of the Syria crisis is more important than condemning the actions of Israel.

Syria has formally complained to the United Nations over a reported Israeli attack within its borders.

Syria's army said Israeli jets had targeted a military research centre north-west of Damascus on Wednesday. Israel has declined to comment.

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague said that rather than condemning the actions of Israel, attention should be focussed on addressing ''the root causes'' of the crisis in Syria.