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Thursday, May 10, 2018

"Nearly all Iran's Military Installations in Syria Destroyed"

Israel's unprecedented Thursday counter-strike on Iranian infrastructure in Syria, following the Islamic Republic's own brazen rocket attack on Israeli military positions, brought the war-making capabilities of both Middle Eastern countries into stark relief as already simmering tensions begin to reach a boil.

The pre-dawn barrage flattened Iranian military compounds, intelligence facilities and munition warehouses in Syrian territory, Israel said, describing the assault as the nation's largest air operation in years. It came after Iran fired around 20 missiles toward the Israeli military stationed in the volatile Golan Heights region, in what reportedly is the first time Iran has attacked Israel from Syria.

"We don't want an escalation, but won't let anyone attack us or build an infrastructure to attack us in the future," Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Thursday, calling it “a new phase” in their longtime rivalry.

If the tensions between Jerusalem and Tehran lead to even greater armed conflict, however, Israel is ready to go toe-to-toe with Iran.

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Uneasy  calm in Golan Heights following Israeli operation. Benjamin Hall reports for Fox News from Jerusalem.


Israel Defense Forces released a video Thursday of an Israeli strike taking out a Syrian air defense battery. The strike occurred during Israel's retaliatory attack early Thursday morning in response to rocket fire from Syria earlier that day, according to the IDF Spokesperson's Unit.

The video appears to be filmed from a camera loaded on the Israeli rocket. The rocket flies down toward the Syrian SA22, a combined short to medium range surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery battery, eventually cutting out when it seems to hit the target.

During the operation by the Israel Air Force on Thursday morning, Israeli jets were met with heavy anti-aircraft fire from the Syrian regime and in return, destroyed a total of five such air defense batteries.

Security expert expects Iran to strike back at Israel - Michael O'Hanlon, senior fellow in foreign policy at The Brookings Institution, fears an 'eye-for-an-eye' escalation in the Middle East.



Israeli military blames Iranian forces for firing direct strike - The Israeli military says Iranian forces fired about 20 rockets into the Golan Heights from Syria, targeting its military in that Israeli-controlled region.


Iran targets Israel from Syria, Israel responds


Israel bombs Iranian targets, raising escalation fears - Long-simmering hostility flared to life overnight as Israel blasted Iranian fighters in Syria with their largest air strikes since the 1973 war. The Israeli military said the overnight operation was a response to rockets that they claim Iranian forces fired first. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports from Jerusalem.


Syrian air defenses fire at Israeli rockets over Damascus. Syrian military video shows air defenses trying to intercept Israeli missiles - The Syrian military released this video on Thursday showing what is believed to be Syrian air defences intercepting Israeli missiles. Israel claimed earlier on Thursday that it had hit nearly all the Iranian infrastructure in Syria during airstrikes launched in response to a rocket attack on its troops in the occupied Golan Heights it blamed on Iran .


Security forces find rocket shells in south Lebanon


Israel on high alert amid Iran tensions, open bomb shelters near Syria border


Footage purportedly showing damage done by Israeli strike south of Damascus



White House condemns Iran rocket attack into Israel - Israel launches massive air strikes against Iranian targets in Syria, the most military action taken by Israel since end of 1973 Yom Kippur War; David Lee Miller reports.


Will rising tensions lead Israel and Iran into war? Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Iran crossed a “red line” in Syria after bombing Iranian military infrastructure in that country. Is the Middle East on the verge of a wider war? John Yang gets reaction from Mark Perry of The American Conservative and David Makovsky of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.


Israel responds after Iran 'fires rockets' at occupied Golan - Tensions between Israel, Syria and Iran appear to be escalating, with Israeli warplanes firing at targets inside Syria



Israel says Iranian forces fired rockets at Israeli troops. In response, Israeli military claims it destroyed nearly all of Iran's military installations in Syria; Benjamin Hall reports for Fox News.


Russia Today - Israel fires 60 rockets at Iran outposts in Syria after US withdrawal from nuclear deal.



Oliver North: Israeli forces responded to Iranian missiles - Israel Defense Forces say Iranian missiles were fired at Israel; Oliver North discusses Iran, North Korea and being named the new president of the NRA on 'Hannity.'


Sanders: Activity in Israel shows Iran cannot be trusted - White House press secretary Sarah Sanders discusses New York Times' report about Pompeo being 'miles away' and Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Iran deal on 'The Story.'


Amb. Ron Dermer: Trump has changed trajectory of Middle East - Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer joins 'Your World' with reaction to President Trump's Iran deal decision, insight on how crude oil prices will be affected.


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