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Israeli strike on Syria kills 11 Iranian pro-Assad fighters

13 May 2018, 02:24 | Rufus Hill

Israel Strikes Iranian Targets in Syria as Tensions Escalate

Among the victims of air strikes of Israel supposedly 11 Iranians.

This brings us to a second reason war is unlikely: No party regards a full-scale conflict between Israel and Iran as in its strategic interests-Israel and Iran themselves don't, nor do the USA or Russian Federation, or even Hezbollah and Syria.

Iran says Israel's repeated attacks are based on "fabricated" reasons.

Israeli forces have been blamed for a series of recent strikes inside Syria that have killed Iranians, though it has not acknowledged those raids.

Israeli soldiers walk past tanks in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights near the Syrian border.

Tensions between the two countries rose when Trump pulled America out of the Iran nuclear deal.

It added that 28 Israeli fighter jets launched at least 60 missiles in Syria.

The targeted Israeli military sites include a military reconnaissance center, a position for border security, a military center for electronic jamming, a military center for spying on wireless and wired networks, a communication station, an observatory for precision weapons, a gunships heliport, the headquarters of the regional military command of brigade-810, the command center of the military battalion in Hermon, and the winter headquarters of the special snow unit, according to the pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV.

Two nights of Israeli airstrikes on military facilities in Syria killed 42 people, including at least 19 Iranians, a Syria war monitor said Saturday.

Israel, which nearly never comments on strikes inside Syria, did not admit to carrying out Tuesday's attack, but it occurred shortly after the Israeli military went on "high alert" in response to "unusual movements of Iranian forces in Syria".

Israel says it struck dozens of Iranian targets inside Syria early on Thursday in response to a salvo of rockets allegedly fired by Iranian forces into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. Israel said Iranian Quds Forces deployed inside Syria fired about 20 rockets at IDF positions.

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman called Friday on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to "throw the Iranians out", saying "they are only hurting you", the BBC reported. It also said it destroyed several Syrian air-defence systems after coming under heavy fire and that none of its warplanes were hit. Israel however, which has always been concerned about Iranian influence in the Middle East welcomed Trump's decision.



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