Iranian soldiers among 21 killed in Israeli strike on Syria

Iranian soldiers among 21 killed in Israeli strike on Syria

Kerry Wise
January 24, 2019

The commander of the Quds Force - a division of the Revolutionary Guard responsible for special operations outside of Iran - reportedly said over the weekend that the only way to prevent further Israeli attacks in Syria would be to launch missiles deep into central Israel, which would cause Netanyahu to lose the elections, according to the Kuwait-based Al Jarida newspaper.

His remarks come just hours after Israel retaliated for an attempted rocket attack by Iran-backed forces on the Golan Heights. "The attack was an Iranian attempt to strike at Israel".

A skier's helmet camera has captured the moment Israel's Iron Dome missile interception system intercepting a warhead fired from Syria over the slopes of Mount Hermon. There were no casualties but Israeli army officials said if it had landed it could have killed dozens of people.

Shortly after Netanyahu's provocative tweet, Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs warned Israel that its strikes in Syria "must stop".

Israel has pledged to stop Iran from entrenching itself militarily in Syria, carrying out hundreds of air strikes there against what it describes as Iranian targets in Syria and those of allied militia, including Lebanon's Shi'ite militant group Hizballah. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, at least 12 Iranians and four Syrian soldiers were killed. But now neither side appears willing to intervene, especially after President Donald Trump announced he is pulling all American troops out of Syria.

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Earlier this month, Netanyahu confirmed that Israel was behind another bombardment on Iranian targets in Syria.

FILE - An Arrow 3 anti-missile interceptor, jointly developed by the Israeli and US governments, is test-fired from central Israel on February 19, 2018.

The system, developed and financed in collaboration with the United States, is meant to intercept missiles above the atmosphere as far as 2,400 kilometres away, as the Israeli government has repeatedly identified Iran as its biggest threat in the region. Amid this escalation of tensions, Israel conducted a planned trial of the Arrow-3 missile defense system.

"This is meant to work against Iranian missiles than can fly for thousands of miles", said Rubin. Both open source and government-based intelligence outlets determined Syria's claims regarding the efficacy of its missile defenses to be untrue-prompting questions about the claims on Monday as well.