Dozens of Rockets Hit Israeli Posts in Golan

Iranian forces in Syria shell Israeli army targets in Golan Heights: Israeli military

Israel hits dozens of 'Iranian' targets in Syria

Israel's military says it has attacked "dozens" of Iranian targets in Syria in response to about 20 rockets that were fired at Israeli targets in the Golan Heights.

If confirmed, the incident would be the first such rocket fire by Iranian forces in Syria towards Israel.

Syrian state media said dozens of Israeli missiles hit a radar station, Syrian air defence positions and an ammunition dump, underscoring the risks of a wider escalation involving Iran and its regional allies.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has backed The Donald's decision to quit the Iran nuke deal and has prepared for for a tense regional flare-up.

Russia's support for the Assad regime in Syria and its relationship with Tehran present worrying possibilities for Israel.

"The Middle East is already a tinder-box". Israel has warned it won't settle for a everlasting Iranian army presence in Syria.

In February, Israel accused Iranian forces at the T-4 base in central Syria of sending a drone into Israeli territory. Several air strikes attributed to Israel have struck at Iranian positions inside Syria, where Israeli leaders accuse Iran of entrenching its forces and threatening the Jewish state's borders.

Manelis said the strike was the largest attack carried out by Israeli in Syria since the two signed an agreement following the end of the 1973 Arab-Israeli War.

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The United Nations, Western nations and Saudi Arabia say Iran supplies the Houthis with long-range missiles capable of reaching Riyadh.

The exchange of fire was the most direct confrontation between the Middle East rivals after years of escalating tensions in Syria and came just one day after Donald Trump pulled the USA out of the Iran nuclear agreement and reimposed sanctions on Tehran, The Telegraph reported.

Four of the rockets were intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome antimissile defense system, and the rest fell short of the Israeli-controlled territory, the military said.

"We are resistance factions and we are ready to target Americans in the region in case America hits Iran".

On Wednesday, as tensions over President Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal increased, Brent saw its price rise 3%.

Iran is an ally of Mr Assad and has deployed hundreds of troops to Syria.

The attack occurs day after U.S. president Donald Trump withdrew his country from nuclear agreement signed in 2015 by great Powers with Iran.

In 2011, US officials said they foiled an Iranian plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States, Adel al-Jubeir, the current Saudi foreign minister.

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