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Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria after rocket attack

The Israeli military on Wednesday said it struck dozens of Iranian targets in Syria, carrying out a wide-scale strike in response to rocket fire on the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights the day before. The military said its fighter jets hit multiple targets belonging to the elite Quds force, including surface-to-air missiles, weapons warehouses and military bases. After the Syrian military fired an air defense missile, the Israeli military said a number of Syrian aerial defense batteries were destroyed. The strikes further burst into the open what s been a long shadow war between Israel and its archenemy Iran. The two foes have increasingly clashed over what Israel says is Iran s deeper presence along its borders. Yesterday s Iranian attack towards Israel is further clear proof of the purpose of the Iranian entrenchment in Syria, which threatens Israeli security, regional stability and the Syrian regime, the military said in a statement, adding that it would continue operating ...


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