Iran launches missile attack on Israel from Syrian territory, Israel retaliates

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reported that Iranian forces in Syria fired missiles at the positions of Israeli troops in the Golan Heights.

According to the IDF press service, around midnight, about 20 missiles were fired at positions on the Golan Heights by Iranian Quds Force.

A representative of the army added that some missiles were intercepted by Israel’s missile defense system.

He noted that as of yet there is no information about losses or damage as a result of one of the most serious border incidents in recent years.

“The Israeli Defense Forces considers the incident an attack from Iran and an extremely serious incident,” the IDF stated. The Israeli military responded by firing missiles into the territory of Syria.

According to the Syrian media, among the targets of the Israeli attacks on Syria were positions of Hezbollah, based in the city of Al-Baath. So far, there is no reliable information on the damage inflicted or losses among Hezbollah personnel.

It was also reported that Israel carried out multiple air strikes on the 10th Brigade in Qatna, near Damascus. Syrian news agency SANA reported that a radar of Syrian air defense forces was hit with missiles.

Israel’s missiles also struck al-Mazzah airbase on the outskirts of Damascus and scientific research center in Jamraya suburb.

U.S. authorities commented on reports of the shelling of Israeli positions in the Golan Heights.

A representative of the State Department told RIA Novosti that Washington supports the authorities of Israel in their right to protect themselves.

“We are aware of reports that about 20 missiles were fired towards Israel. We suggest that you contact the Government of Israel for more information,” the State Department said.

On Tuesday, May 8, the Israeli army announced that it had noted “irregular activity” by Iranian forces in Syria. Afterward, Israel deployed air defense systems in the Golan Heights, launched a limited call for reservists, and ordered the opening of bomb shelters in areas near the border.

  Israel, Iran, Syria