Israel and Iran Are At War In Syria

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Overnight, Iran fired rockets from Syria into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights region.

After Israel's response to an unsuccessful Iranian rocket attack from within Syria, some say the two nations are the brink of war - a war which could engulf the region. It said four were intercepted by the Iron Dome rocket defense system, while others fell in Syrian territory. One possible solution to this dilemma is trying to fire a limited barrage at military targets in northern Israel. It also comes ahead of a series of patriotic holidays in Israel, coinciding with the controversial moving of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

He warned the Iranians, explaining today they see the magnitude of the retaliatory strike, stating if Iran continues to strike out at Israel the response will be a "mabul", stating "no attack against Israel will be forgiven...."

"We will not let Iran turn Syria into a forward base against Israel", he said.

"But I can say that in terms of our goal, we focussed less on personnel and more on capabilities and inflict long-term damage on the Iranian military establishment in Syria". This would allow them to attack Israel not only from Lebanese soil - where Israel waged a destructive war with Hezbollah in 2006 - but also from across the border. President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the global nuclear agreement with Iran, with strong support from Israel, has further raised tensions. The bombing has drawn global calls for restraint on both sides.

That attack killed 15 people, including eight Iranians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, though the commander said there were no casualties.

If America's withdrawal from the nuclear deal provokes Iran to expand its nuclear program once more, the risk of Israeli or American attacks on Iran's nuclear facilities will start growing, as it did between 2011 and 2013.

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The White House condemned Iran's attack and praised Israel for defending itself.

Germany and Britain joined the United States in denouncing the rocket fire towards the Israel-occupied Golan Heights they also said was carried out by Iran, while France reiterated its "unwavering support for Israel's security".

After targeting Iranian units in Syria in retaliation, an Israeli F-16 was shot down by Syrian anti-aircraft fire.

Israel captured the Golan Heights in the 1967 war, annexing it in 1981 in a move not recognized internationally. "This is the policy, a very, very clear policy, and we're acting according to this policy", he said. Over the past several weeks, Iran's rial has lost 25 percent of its value against the US dollar, while inflation is hovering at around 8 percent. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, on a visit to Moscow on Wednesday, told President Vladimir Putin that Iran is bent on destroying his country, and appealed for Russian help to keep Tehran from using Syria as a launch pad. Only here Russian s-300 is a serious problem that creates obstacles for the Israeli air force to launch air attacks on Iranian troops.

Hours later, Israeli rocket rockets targeted a military base in Kisweh, a commander in the pro-Syrian government regional alliance said.

Thursday's exchange followed a suspected Israeli rocket strike in Syria on Tuesday on a military base in Kisweh, hours after Trump's announcement on the nuclear deal.

Russian Federation has also sent forces to Syria to back Assad.