The Israeli defense forces (IDF) have struck dozens of Iranian military infrastructure in Syria in response to a barrage of 20 rockets that were fired from Syria at Israeli military outposes.
“The IDF has struck dozens of Iranian military targets in Syria in response to the Iranian rocket attack against Israel. Quds force is behind attack and has played the initial price. IDF remains ready for various scenarios but does not seek to escalate the situation,” the military wrote on the micro-blogging site, twitter Thursday.
Israel attacked dozens of Iranian targets in Syria in response to a barrage of 20 rockets that were fired from Syria at Israeli military outposts. The Israeli military accused the Revolutionary Guards' Al Quds force and its commander, Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, of launching the attack at the Israeli Golan Heights. This is the first time Israel has directly accused Iran of firing toward Israeli territory.
The IAF was attacked by Syrian aerial defense batteries, which carried out firing despite Israeli warning. In response, the IDF has attacked several aerial intercept systems (SA-5, SA-2, SA-22, SA-17) belonging to the Syrian Army.
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. The Iranian launcher was also destroyed from which the missiles were launched into Israel last night.
Israel’s Iron Dome air defense system intercepted four of the rockets, the rest of them exploded on Syrian territory. There were no casualties in the attack, Israel military said.
“Twenty rocket hits were identified by the Iranian Quds Force on the front line of the IDF in the Golan Heights. Several interceptions were carried out by the Iron Dome system. No known casualties. The instructions of the Home Front command must be heard, delivered as necessary. The IDF is prepared and ready for a wide variety of scenarios and sees the event in the severity,” IDF tweeted an hour after Israel was attacked.
The Israeli military warned Syria not to respond to its attack. Russia is reported to have been informed in advance of the Israeli attack.