Israel said that Iranian forces in Syria launched a rocket attack on Israeli army bases in the Golan Heights early on Thursday. The targets included army compounds, intelligence operations and munition warehouses, an announcement learn.
Netanyahu and Putin have held a series of meetings and phone conversations in recent months, particularly related to the conflict in Syria where Israel has vowed to prevent Iran building a military presence. Israel responded with a blistering wave of missile strikes early Thursday.
The Israeli military stated this morning that the Israeli Air Force strikes severely weakened Iran's military infrastructure in Syria, crowning the air raids "a great success".
Since intervening in the Syrian civil war on behalf of President Bashar al-Assad in 2015, Russian Federation has generally turned a blind eye to Israeli attacks on suspected arms transfers and deployments by Assad's Iranian and Lebanese Hezbollah allies.
The Syrian Observatory said the casualty number from yesterday's strike is likely to go up because of a large number of people who were wounded and a number of people who are missing. It claimed several projectiles had been intercepted and reported no injuries.
In a failed assault, Iran attacked Israeli soil for the first time in history. "The IDF is ready for all kinds of eventualities". The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted several rockets and the others failed to reach Israeli territory, he said.
There was no speedy details about Iranian causalities, however Conricus stated the principle intent was to focus on reasonably than personnel. Israel has warned Russian Federation and Syria not to intervene in its response.
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Confronted by Iranian-allied Hezbollah on its northern border, Israel also faces another enemy to the south with Hamas in Gaza.
Pro-Syrian media said Syrian missiles then fired at Israeli forces.
A commander in a regional military alliance supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told Reuters news agency that the missiles targeted a Syrian army base.
"Given what is happening in Syria at this very moment, there is a need to ensure the continuation of military coordination between the Russian military and the Israel Defence Forces", Netanyahu told reporters before departing, referring to a hotline created to prevent the countries clashing accidentally.
Russia's foreign ministry said on Tuesday it was "deeply disappointed" by Trump's announcement that the United States would pull out of the Iran deal, while Netanyahu strongly supported the U.S. president's "bold" move.
Mr. Trump's withdrawal from the nuclear deal could rekindle the appetite of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel to carry out military strikes against Iran's nuclear facilities.
In light of this, it is all but certain that the right-wing government of Benjamin Netanyahu, informed in advance of Trump's decision, planned the aggressive strike on the Syrian airbase to coincide with the USA announcement, with the aim of provoking a response from Iran that would serve as the pretext for a wider military assault.