French President Emmanuel Macron Urges 'De-Escalation' Between Israel, Iran

10 May, 2018, 14:03 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • Iranian forces in Syria fire rockets at Israeli targets in Golan

Israel accused General Qassem Soleimani, the leader of the Quds Force, of being behind the attack.

The Iranian attack caused no injuries or damage and was essentially a resounding failure.

Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, a military spokesman, said Iran's Al Quds force fired the rockets at several Israeli bases, though he would not say how Israel determined the Iranian involvement.

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 targets of the rockets were evidently military posts and no civilians were injured or forced to flee. Israel "had been expecting an Iranian response for some time".

Mr Gillespie says the attack is "probably a reply to Israel's actions in this area".

The pro-Syrian government Al-Mayadeen TV said more than 50 missiles had been fired at Israeli forces.

Israeli war planes were targeting Syrian territories with rockets early on Thursday for the second time and Syrian air defences were responding, state news agency SANA reported.


In response to the Syrian intervention, the IAF attacked a number of Syrian aerial interception systems, including SA-5, SA-17, SA-22, SA-2 batteries.

On the Golan Heights, Israeli schoolchildren went to class as usual on Thursday morning and sirens had sent residents into shelters overnight.

All IAF aircraft returned to their airbases safely.

"A military spokesman had reported last Wednesday midnight of bombardment in Golan Heights". Iran has vowed revenge after blaming Israel for a series of deadly airstrikes on Iranian positions in Syria. In m, centers and facilities of Iranian intelligence services and its allies, and logistic bases, like that of enclosure of Al Kiswah, in south of capital Syria. "The Syrian regime can be held accountable for every little thing taking place in its territory", the press launch learn.

"In light of what is now happening in Syria, it is necessary to ensure the continued coordination" between the two militaries.

Israel had been preparing itself for weeks for possible Iranian retaliation.

Just hours after the violent confrontation, Israel's home front is in routine activity, with school and agricultural work proceeding as usual.

"President Trump's unilateral plans to tighten sanctions against Iran and pull out of the JCPOA agreement could see Iranian oil production and exports fall sharply", Dan Smith of Oxford Economics said on Wednesday evening.

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