Published: Thu, May 10, 2018
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Israel Attacked Us Just After Trump's Decision On Iran, Syrian State Media

Israel Attacked Us Just After Trump's Decision On Iran, Syrian State Media

"A few of those rockets were intercepted" by Israel's Iron Dome air defence system, he told reporters. No Israeli casualties were reported. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to give official statements. "We have responded to the attack", Efe news agency quoted army spokesman Jonathan Conricus as saying.

The IDF made it a point to say that the attack last night was done by Iranian Al Quds forces, and not by proxies.

"We have retaliated but I have no further details about this", he said.

"This event is not over", he said.

The Syrian human rights organization claimed that strikes have been the position of the missile and warehouses of missiles. Residents reported loud sounds that rocked their buildings.

Lt Col Conricus said that around 20 projectiles, most likely rockets, were fired by the Quds Force, an external arm of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps.

Israel's military has been on heightened alert in recent days, fearing an attack from Syria. The state TV station said the attacks were foiled.

The Israeli leader, who long called for the deal between Western powers and Iran to be fixed or cancelled, spoke moments after Trump announced his decision in a speech at the White House.

Russian Federation and Israel have set up a hotline to avoid accidental clashes in Syria.

The strikes have prompted threats of retaliation from Tehran, and Israel has girded for a response, ordering bomb shelters open in the Golan.

Syrian state television broadcast footage of its air defences firing at incoming rockets and playing patriotic songs.

Late Tuesday, Syrian state media said Israel struck a military outpost near the capital of Damascus. Hours later, Israeli rocket rockets targeted a military base in Kisweh, a commander in the pro-Syrian government regional alliance said.

But Moscow's condemnation of an April 9 strike that killed seven Iranian personnel set off speculation in Israel that Russian patience might be wearing thin.

There was no immediate comment from Israel, which nearly never confirms or denies airstrikes in Syria.

Ties ebbed with the outbreak of the Syrian war in 2011, when the Hamas leadership-in-exile left Syria amid President Bashar Assad's crackdown on Sunni Muslim rebels, many with ideologies similar to those of the Muslim Brotherhood, the parent movement of Hamas.

The deal threatened the security and the very future of Israel. The Golan Heights, which borders Syria, is considered a high-threat location for military activity out of Syria. Israel has warned that it will not allow Iran to establish a permanent military presence in Syria. "They are determined to do it and we are determined to prevent it".

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