Israel says hit 'nearly all Iran infrastructure in Syria'

Israel says hit 'nearly all Iran infrastructure in Syria'

Israel says hit 'nearly all Iran infrastructure in Syria'

Israel said that Iranian forces in Syria launched a rocket attack on Israeli army bases in the Golan Heights early on Thursday. There were no casualties.

Israel, which nearly never confirms or denies airstrikes in Syria, did not comment yesterday's attack.

A map posted online by the Israel Defense Forces showing what they say are Iranian positions they struck.

The heightened tension comes in the wake of the announcement by President Donald Trump that the USA would pull out of the global deal with Iran.

The United Nations, Western nations and Saudi Arabia say Iran supplies the Houthis with long-range missiles capable of reaching Riyadh.

Iran vowed retaliation after a suspected Israeli air strike last month killed seven of its military personnel in a Syrian air base.

All five countries - France, Germany, the UK, China and Russian Federation - have said they will stick to the agreement.

Israel retaliated for the attack, military spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Conricus said, without elaborating.

The missile launcher chargeable for the Iranian rocket strikes was destroyed, in line with the discharge.

Syrian state media said Israeli missiles had been brought down over Damascus, Homs and Sueida.

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. In Syria, where the U.S. has sought, in collaboration with Islamist "rebels", to overthrow the pro-Iranian Assad regime for over seven years, killing hundreds of thousands of Syrians in the process, American forces are focused on thwarting attempts by Iran to open up a land bridge from Tehran to Damascus.

Israel's prime minister said he fully supported Mr Trump's decision, asserting that the deal had "dramatically increased" Iranian "aggression" across the Middle East.

It does acknowledge carrying out dozens of raids in Syria to stop what it says are advanced arms deliveries to Iran-backed Hezbollah, another key foe of Israel.

There are some 5,000 USA troops in Iraq training Iraq's military after the country declared victory over the Islamic State group a year ago.

In 2011, US officials said they foiled an Iranian plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States, Adel al-Jubeir, the current Saudi foreign minister. Thousands of militiamen armed, trained and financed by Iran - mostly from Lebanon's Hezbollah movement, but also Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen - have also been fighting alongside the Syrian army.

The Israeli military warned Syria not to respond to its attack. In m, centers and facilities of Iranian intelligence services and its allies, and logistic bases, like that of enclosure of Al Kiswah, in south of capital Syria.

However, the Israeli military stressed that despite Iran's attempts to cover up its involvement, it is clear that Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani signed off on the attack and that Iran responsible for it.

There had been no comment from Iranian officials.

Riad Hadi, an Iraqi army veteran, said Iraq will end up paying the price for Trump's withdrawal from the nuclear deal.

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