Syrian state media says Israel attacked just after USA quit Iran deal

Syrian state media says Israel attacked just after USA quit Iran deal

Syrian state media says Israel attacked just after USA quit Iran deal

The Iron Dome defense system intercepted some of the missiles and damage to Israeli military bases was "limited", an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) spokesperson told The Times of Israel.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has used the Victory Day celebrations in Russian Federation to push his idea that Iran is a threat.

Abdel Rahman said the strike had killed at least nine pro-regime fighters, "including members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and other pro-Iranian Shiite militiamen", but it was not possible to independently confirm any toll.

Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus says Israel views the incident "with severity" and has responded. "This event is not over".

On Tuesday night, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he "fully supports" the United States' withdrawal from a multinational nuclear deal with Iran. Targeting Iran's forces in Syria, there to aid troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, is becoming the norm for Israel, which has launched several of these strikes in recent weeks.

Israel is concerned that Iran and Hizballah are embedding forces along its border.

His trip Wednesday came as Syrian state-run media said Israel struck a military outpost near the capital, Damascus, the previous night.

Russian Federation and Iran are Assad's main allies in Syria's civil war.

As Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed Trump's move to pull out of the nuclear deal - much as he did the president's other unilateral move (to relocate the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem), the country's military signaled that it is on high alert.

The two leaders on Wednesday watched a Red Square parade marking the anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. There were also widespread reports of massive explosions and social media had pictures of fire and smoke in the area. Iran has vowed revenge after blaming Israel for a series of deadly airstrikes on Iranian positions in Syria.

"They want to build a second Hezbollah-stan", he said, referring to the Iranian-backed Lebanese Shiite militant group that last fought a war with Israel in 2006.

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