Thursday that it attacked dozens of Iranian military targets in Syria

Israel’s army said on Thursday that it attacked dozens of Iranian military targets in Syria during the night after firing rockets at the forces it blamed on Iran, marking a sharp escalation between the two enemies.
The incident came after weeks of escalating tensions and followed US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal with Iran on Tuesday, a move that Israel had long advocated.
It was one of Israel’s largest military operations in recent years and its biggest attack on Iranian targets.
Israel carried out the raids after it said that around 20 rockets were fired at its forces around midnight in the occupied Golan Heights from Syria.
He blamed the rocket launch against Iran’s Al-Quds force, adding that Israel’s anti-missile system intercepted four of them while the rest did not land on its territory.
No Israeli was injured.
“We know it comes from the strength of al-Quds,” said Conricus, referring to the special forces unit affiliated with Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.
“The Israeli army takes this Iranian attack against Israel very seriously.”
Later in the morning, explosions were heard in Damascus while live images were broadcast on television showing projectiles on the Syrian capital and several missiles destroyed by Syrian anti-aircraft systems.
Syrian state media reported that Israeli missile strikes hit military bases, as well as a weapons depot and a military radar, without specifying the location.
The official SANA news agency added that “dozens of missiles were shot down by anti-aircraft systems in Syrian airspace,” and said several missiles had reached their targets.
Israel’s army later confirmed that it had carried out the raids, saying that dozens of Iranian military targets had been reached and that all its planes had returned safely.
Conricus said that intelligence, logistics, storage and vehicles, as well as the origin of the rockets, were the objective. Syria’s air defenses that fired at Israeli forces were also attacked, he said.
There were no comments from Iranian officials.
“We are not looking to escalate the situation,” Conricus said, but warned that Israel would respond forcefully if attacked.
Israel has been warning for weeks that it will not accept Iran’s financial entrenchment in neighboring Syria, where Tehran supports the regime of President Bashar al-Assad in the civil war.
Israel has been blamed for a series of recent attacks inside Syria that have killed Iranians, although it did not recognize such raids.
Israel had been preparing for weeks for possible Iranian retaliation.
Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal has added to the tensions and has led to a new level of uncertainty about how Iran will respond.

Mangat Media

Rajbir Mangat

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