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Israel says Iranian forces fired 20 rockets from Syria

Israel says Iranian forces fired 20 rockets from Syria

In his speech announcing the US withdrawal from the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, Trump called Iran the "world's leading state sponsor of terror", citing its support for "terrorist" proxies and militias such as Hezbollah and Hamas, as well as its activities in Yemen.

Israel will no doubt strike back following any attack on its territory, a scenario that could spiral into a wider conflict that experts say no side is now interested in. The assault prompted an extensive Israel Air Force (IAF) attack on dozens of Iranian targets in Syria.

Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus, an Israeli military spokesman, said earlier that Iran's Al Quds force fired the rockets at several Israeli bases, though he would not say how Israel determined the Iranian involvement.

Asked whether Israel had attacked around Damascus or communications there, an Israeli army spokeswoman said: "I have zero comment on that in the time".

Explosions were heard in the capital Damascus before dawn, and air defence systems were heard throughout the night.

Israeli strikes targeted military bases, air defense units and radar installations, Syria's state news agency SANA said.

Israel stated that it had destroyed an Iranian military camp north of Damascus, The weapon storage sites of Quds Force at the Damascus International Airport, Systems of intelligence associated with the Quds Force, Observation, military positions and weapons in the area of the barrier.

"Israel started and extended its aggression, and the response was the firing of more than 50 surface-to-surface missiles in the direction of its military positions in the Golan Heights", the source said.

Iran vowed retaliation after a suspected Israeli air strike last month killed seven of its military personnel in a Syrian air base. "The IDF will not allow the Iranian threat to establish itself in Syria. The Syrian regime can be held accountable for every little thing taking place in its territory", the press launch learn.

"This is a direct action by Iran against the force of Israel", he told Newshub. "The IDF is highly prepared for various scenarios and will continue to do whatever it takes to ensure the safety of Israel's civilians".

On Wednesday, a powerful Iraqi paramilitary group with links to Iran said Trump's withdrawal from the nuclear deal would "ignite the region".

The reports of an Israeli attack in Kisweh late on Tuesday emerged after U.S. President Donald Trump announced he was pulling out of the Iranian nuclear deal.

Mr Netanyahu was in Moscow this week, informing Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose country is an ally of Iran and Syria, about the findings.

The two countries have established a hotline to avoid accidental clashes in the war-torn country.

As that war winds down, and Assad appears to be headed toward victory, Israel fears that Iran, along with tens of thousands of Iranian-backed Shiite militiamen, will carry out attacks against Israel.

It is also the first time Israel directly pointed blame at Iran for firing into Israeli territory. The government ordered public to open anti-aircraft shelters in Golan Heights, while mobilizing reservists to reinforce defence of frontiers.