On Wednesday, Israel bombarded the Iranian military and intelligence sites, with 70 missiles, killing “at least 23 fighters.” This is Israel’s response after Iran fired about twenty rockets into Israel at the Golan Heights from Syria.
Via The Sun: “The strikes hit “nearly every target” and were in response to “20 rockets” fired by the Iranian Quds Force, Israeli military chiefs claimed.
Five Syrian soldiers, including two officers, and 18 militia fighters were killed in the attack, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The death toll is likely to rise because some of the wounded are in critical condition, a spokesman for the group explained.
The Observatory believes the strikes targeted suspected locations of the Lebanese Hezbollah group, as well as areas where Iranian advisers are believed to be based.
Tel Aviv said the missiles at the Jewish state’s defensive line, near southern Syria, were fired by Iran – who in turn were responding to strikes on Damascus.
Israel’s Iron Dome defense system intercepted some of the rockets and no one was injured, Israel military confirmed.
Israel’s minister of defense Avigdor Lieberman said: “I want to warn of arrogance. There was no sweeping victory tonight. This is not the Battle of Stalingrad. It was a limited confrontation and should be confined to it and not expanded.”
In a statement, the White House condemned Iran’s “provocative rocket attacks” from Syria and said it supported Israel’s right to defend itself.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel’s air strikes were “appropriate” because Iran had “crossed a red line.”
“We are in the midst of a protracted battle and our policy is clear: We will not allow Iran to entrench itself militarily in Syria,” Netanyahu said in a brief video address.
Iran’s initial attack is blowing up in their faces right now! Israel has got all legitimate right to attack Iran’s installation. They are just protecting what is theirs. Defending their country and citizens are the highest responsibility.
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