Dozens of rockets fired from Syria on Golan overnight: Monitor

Dozens of rockets fired from Syria on Golan overnight: Monitor

Iranian forces in Syria launched a rocket attack on Israeli army bases in the Golan Heights early on Thursday, Israel said, prompting one of the heaviest Israeli barrages in Syria since the conflict there began in 2011.

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

"The IDF has struck dozens of Iranian military targets in Syria in response to the Iranian rocket attack against Israel".

Israel will no doubt strike back following any attack on its territory, a scenario that could spiral into a wider conflict that experts say no side is now interested in.

Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus said that Israel intercepted "a few" of the rockets and there have been no reports of casualties and injury to Israeli positions has been "limited".

The Israeli army says it is investigating and has no further details.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a United Kingdom -based opposition group that monitors the country via a network of observers, said on its website that two powerful explosions were heard in central Damascus.

"Dozens of missiles were shot down by anti-aircraft systems in Syrian airspace", SANA said.

Among the targets were intelligence sites, military bases and weapons depots in the Syrian Golan Heights and near Damascus. Hours later, state-run Al-Ikhbariya TV broadcast a live feed of Syrian air defenses firing into the sky above the capital, and loud explosions and air defense firing were heard through the night.

Israel said the Quds Force, the expeditionary wing of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, carried out the attack at around 12.10am on Thursday.

The spokesman said that the Zionist military didn't want to escalate.

It added that it "will not allow the Iranian threat to establish itself in Syria. The Syrian regime can be held accountable for every little thing taking place in its territory", the press launch learn. Iran's presence in Syria is no match for Israel's powerful military, and Iran's hopes of salvaging the deal and appearing moderate on the world stage may further hinder its ability to strike back. The IDF Spokesperson's Unit told Israel's Channel 10 News that more than 50 targets were hit in the strike.

Iran is Israel's arch-foe and has repeatedly called for an end to the existence of the Jewish state.

Washington is encouraging Israel to go on the offensive as it prepares for war with Iran.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has backed The Donald's decision to quit the Iran nuke deal and has prepared for for a tense regional flare-up.

Speaking from Moscow, where he traveled to secure Russian assent to Israel's continued targeting of Iranians in Syria, Netanyahu preposterously compared the Tehran regime to the Nazis.



Related Posts

Buttler spurs Rajasthan to 15-run IPL win
He ended the night with figures of 2/12 and an economy of just 4.00 after three overs. "Really happy, the way we played". You can also follow the match live blog for ball-by-ball updates, full score and IPL match highlight on

Iran's supreme leader challenges Trumpl, saying: 'You can not do a damn thing!'
Those U.S. allies often follow Washington's lead on matters like this, and they did follow the U.S. lead in joining the JCPOA. The EU has in the past found this unacceptable, he added, though it was unclear still how European leaders would respond.

4 questions that lawyers for Stormy Daniels and Trump are fighting over
Giuliani said he's trying to convince Trump of the risks of testifying for Mueller. "But I would think if it was necessary, yes". In the last few days, Trump has acknowledged that he reimbursed Cohen for the United States dollars 130,000 he paid to Daniels.

Comey Slams Giuliani for Comparing FBI to Nazi Stormtroopers
Comey said Trump strongly denied the allegations, but appeared to calm down after being told he wasn't under investigation. The other possibility is that Trump refuses to agree to an interview with Mueller, and then challenges a subpoena.

Fleming golf tips for The Players Championship
Jason Day is in a confident mood as he goes in search of back-to-back PGA Tour victories at The Players Championship . Open. "So I love that we're paired together", Mickelson, a five-time major victor , told reporters earnestly.

May 8, 2018 Primary Elections
The two candidates who garner the most votes in each race will appear on the ballot for the general election on November 6. House of Representatives, is unopposed, but four Democrats are competing for their party's nomination for the seat.

Golden State Warriors Aim to Close Out Pelicans in Game 5
Game 2: Curry made his much-anticipated return and didn't disappoint as he led the Warriors to a 121-116 victory at Oracle Arena. Joe Ingles played a ton of minutes, but he just isn't made for DFS overachievement (as good as he is at real life basketball).

Haspel to promise Senate to not reinstate torture as Central Intelligence Agency head
If she didn't, she should swear under oath that the C.I.A. under her command will never again carry out abductions like mine. The torture left both of them severely damaged, both psychologically and physically, while producing no known intelligence.

Oil prices push higher after USA walks away from Iran nuclear deal
He said there would be concern in the region about how the United States meant to address the threat if not through the deal. That's worth doing, because it would leave the door open to negotiating a new and better deal down the road.

Toronto Raptors: 6 Revelations from Game 3 loss to Cavaliers
Valanciunas has dominated the paint thus fair and his play in Game 3 will be a deciding factor in any potential Raptors victory. Toronto ranks sixth in assists per game (24.2) while Cleveland ranks 28th in assists allowed per game (25.5).

© 2015 Stocks News Daily. All Rights reserved.