first published on May 10, 2018 by Will
In response to Iranian rockets being fired into Golan Heights from Syria, Israel responded heavily on Thursday with dozens of their own precision strikes against Iranian military targets.
The Israeli Defense Force deployed fighter jets and fired ground-to-ground missiles at Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps compounds, intelligence operation centers, and munitions storage facilities across Syria.
Israel claimed to target nearly all of Iran’s infrastructure within Syria. The airstrikes alone are said to be Israel’s largest air operation in Syria since the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
Russia’s assessment of the attack stated that 28 Israeli warplanes fired 60 missiles and an additional 10 surface-to-surface missiles were launched as well. The Russians further claimed that Syrian air defenses intercepted half of them.
The Israeli strikes were in response to an Iranian Qud’s Force attack that sent 20 rockets into Golan Heights. Israel claimed that 16 of the rockets fell short of their intended targets and the last four were intercepted.
It is being reported that Russia will not respond in any way to Israeli strikes in Syria, just so long as they only hit Iranian targets and not the of the Syrian regime. There are even unconfirmed reports that parts of the Syrian government may actually be in support of the Israeli strikes as Iranian influence continues to expand and poses a threat to Syrian control over their own nation.