IDF launches airstrikes against Iranian Quds Force in Syria

IDF launches airstrikes against Iranian Quds Force in Syria

IDF launches airstrikes against Iranian Quds Force in Syria

Israeli fighter jets attacked military sites controlled by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the Syrian military around Damascus early Wednesday morning in response to explosives troops uncovered on Israel’s border with Syria on Tuesday, the military said.


The Syrian state news agency SANA said three soldiers were killed and one was injured in the attack, which targeted sites in southern Syria. There were no immediate reports of casualties from the IRGC.


The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a pro-opposition organization based in the United Kingdom, said 10 people in total were killed in the Israeli strikes, some of them Iranian. This could not be immediately confirmed. The Observatory has in the past been accused of inflating and even inventing casualty figures. In general, Israel does not intentionally target people in its strikes, instead focusing on infrastructure, as this has been found to reduce the likelihood of retaliation by Iran and its proxies.


“Israel Defense Forces warplanes attacked military targets belonging to the Iranian Quds Force and the Syrian military tonight in Syria,” the military said, referring to the IRGC’s expeditionary unit, which supports and directs Iranian proxies in Syria.


“The attack damaged warehouses, command posts and military complexes, as well as batteries of surface-to-air missiles,” the IDF said.


SANA reported that the Israeli strike hit targets near Damascus, causing “material damage,” but did not elaborate further on the locations or extent of the destruction. The state news outlet also said Syrian air defenses shot down several incoming Israeli missiles, though Syrian war analysts generally dismiss the regime’s regular claims of interceptions as false, empty boasts.


The military said the airstrikes were in response to the explosives that it discovered on the border Tuesday, which it said were planted “by a Syrian cell that acted under Iranian direction.”


Read more at: Times of Israel


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