Israeli forces hit by 20 ROCKETS as Iran strikes back at rival

The head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Air Force Brig. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh

The head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Air Force Brig. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh

Repeated airstrikes attributed to Israel have killed Iranian fighters and prompted threats of reprisal from Tehran.

This is the first time Israel directly accuses Iran of firing towards Israeli territory.

The IDF announcement came moments before President Donald Trump announced the USA was pulling out of the worldwide deal to limit Iran's nuclear weapons program.

Israel has posted Iron Dome short-range air defences on the Golan, local media said, suggesting that the anticipated attack could be by ground-to-ground rockets or mortars.

Netanyahu had been one of the leading critics of the nuclear accord.




"Launches of about 20 missiles were registered at around midnight toward the frontier positions in the Golan Heights by Iran's al-Quds forces", an Israeli army spokesman told reporters.

Russian Federation and Iran are Assad's main allies in Syria's civil war. Israel is widely believed to have carried out the attacks and Iran publicly vowed to take revenge. Such strikes have become more frequent recently, amid soaring tensions between regional archenemies Israel and Iran. Israel had been on high alert already after the country claimed to detect unusual "Iranian activity" in Syria.

A barrage of 20 rockets was sacked Wednesday night from Syria towards Israeli military outposts in the Golan Heights.

Syria accused Israel of launching an airstrike against a military installation near Damascus overnight in which eight Iranians were allegedly killed, Ynet reported Wednesday. On April 30, Israel was said to have struck government outposts in northern Syria, killing more than a dozen pro-government fighters, many of them Iranians.

Later, the Israeli military said in a statement it had called up some reservists but did not elaborate.

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