الأربعاء، 9 مايو 2018

Israeli Military: Iran's Quds Force Fires 20 Rockets From Syria at Golan Posts, Some Were Intercepted

An Israeli tank seen near the Israeli border with Syria in the Golan Heights on May 9, 2018.
Israeli Military: Iran's Quds Force Fires 20 Rockets From Syria at Golan Posts, Some Were Intercepted
Syrians report Israeli strike on Assad targets in Golan Heights day after another alleged attack ■ Golan residents requested to stay in shelters until warning lifted
20 rockets were fired by Iran's Quds force at Golan posts in Israel, including Mount Hermon. Some of the rockets were intercepted and no injuries were reported, the Israeli military stated Wednesday.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Wednesday that Israel has attacked targets of the Syrian military on the outskirts of Quneitra in the Golan Heights. 
Shortly thereafter siren alerts sounded in communities in the north and center of the Golan Heights in northern Israel. The Home Front Command released a reminder on safety regulations to residents of the area; some reported hearing explosions.
The Golan Regional Council released a statement saying that several towns in the Golan were targeted by rocket fire and that residents of those towns are requested to stay in shelters until notified otherwise.
The Israeli military stated that rocket sirens were activated in towns in the Golan Heights and that the army was still looking into the report.
The Observatory for Human Rights noted that an aircraft was seen flying flew over the Israeli part of the Golan shortly after midnight.
Syria said Tuesday that Israel carried out an attack on a military base south of Damascus, which was used by Iranian forces. According to reports, Israeli fighter jets entered Syrian airspace and struck Iranian missiles aimed at Israel. 
Jack Khoury