Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

Israel launches counter-strikes after Iran attacks Golan Heights

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The rockets are thought to have been fired by Iranian Quds Force deployed inside Syria, the IDF said.

"They don't want Iranian military bases on its northern border so that's why you hear reports of Israeli planes striking surface to surface Iranian missiles inside Syria", he shared.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a televised address lauding Trump's Iran policy and alluding to the tensions over Syria.

IDF spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus stated that Israel was not looking to escalate the situation, however, the army remains on "very high alert", and "should there be another Iranian attack, we will be prepared for it". Assistant minority leader in the Senate dick Durbin said that it destabilizie the middle East and threaten Israel. "This event is not over", he said.

President Donald Trump's decision on Tuesday to pull the United States out of the nuclear deal with Iran has given Tehran less reason to exercise caution in confronting Israel, analysts said.

Syrian state television was broadcasting footage of its air defences firing, and playing patriotic songs. Syrian activists reported Israeli airstrikes hitting targets near Damascus.

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Sana reported that a man and his wife were killed by an explosion resulting from the interceptions as they drove along the Damascus-Deraa motorway. It was not immediately clear what was hit.

Former White House coordinate for arms control and weapons of mass destruction Gary Samore said, "Iran will retaliate through proxies, sooner or later, against Israeli military sites in the north".

Israel's military later confirmed it had carried out the raids, saying dozens of Iranian military targets had been struck and all its aircraft had returned safely. It says its occasional strikes in Syria aim to foil that.

In comments to his national Security Council, Putin expressed his "deep concern" over Trump's decision announced on Tuesday and stressed the importance of the accord with Iran.

French President Emmanuel Macron called on Thursday morning for a "de-escalation" between Israel and Iran, the French presidency said. Syrian media earlier said the hostilities began with Israeli fire at Syrian positions in southern Syria from across the border. The Observatory said rockets were fired at military positions of the Syrian army and allied forces.

Official Syrian Arab News Agency photos from May 10, 2018 purportedly show Syrian air defense systems intercepting Israeli missiles.

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