From The Sun:
The strikes hit “nearly every target” and were in response to “20 rockets” fired by the Iranian Quds Force, Israeli military chiefs claimed.
Five Syrian soldiers, including two officers, and 18 militia fighters were killed in the attack, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The death toll is likely to rise because some of the wounded are in critical condition, a spokesman for the group explained.
The Observatory believes the strikes targeted suspected locations of the Lebanese Hezbollah group, as well as areas where Iranian advisers are believed to be based.
The Iron Dome defense protected Israel and no one was hurt in the attack on Israel.
The Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said, “If it rains in Israel it will pour in Iran.” But he followed that up by saying that this would be a limited confrontation, presumably as long as Iran got the message to stop.
There has been some back and forth between Israel and the Iranian/Hezbollah back and forth over the past two weeks, but this is the biggest outright strike on Iranian-related targets so far.
British PM Theresa May condemned the Iranian attacks on Israel and urged Russian President Vladmir Putin to exert some influence to stop the attacks. “Israel has every right to defend itself,” her spokesman said. They called on Iran to stop.
The back and forth started last week, just before President Donald Trump made the decision to pull out of the Iran Deal on Monday. Trump called the agreement “defective at its core.” Trump promised strigent sanctions would be coming and warned Iran not to restart its nuclear program.
Iran’s response was typical.
Meanwhile angry demonstrators in the Iranian capital of Tehran burned American flags as they protested against Trump’s landmark nuke move.
Yesterday, ministers burned US paper flags in the Middle Eastern nation’s parliament as shouted “death to America”.
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