Eleven Iranians among dead in Israeli strikes on Syria this week

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"The Zionist regime's frequent attacks on Syria under fabricated and baseless excuses is a breach of the national sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria and in defiance of all global laws and regulations", Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Bahram Qasem said.

Mr. Trump's withdrawal from the nuclear deal could rekindle the appetite of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel to carry out military strikes against Iran's nuclear facilities. The army shot down ten Israeli missiles.

The war with Daesh may be over, but the Iranian presence and its associated militia became permanent in Syria.

Israel annexed the Golan Heights in 1981 after capturing it from Syria in the Six Day War in 1967.

There was an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) air strike on an underground missile depot where the explosion was so large it registered on earthquake-monitoring systems. This could in turn lead to a nuclear arms race in the Middle East, with Saudi Arabia also planning a nuclear program unless Iran is kept under check.

These are the first skirmishes in a potential war between Israel and Iran that promises a fearful level of destruction - even by the standards of the modern Middle East.

According to Israeli army spokesman Ronen Manelis, last night's strikes "significantly damaged Quds Force and [Iranian] Revolutionary Guard targets throughout Syria".

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The prime minister urged the global community to prevent the Iranian Al-Quds force from establishing itself in Syria.

Late Tuesday, Syrian state-run media said Israel struck a military outpost near the capital Damascus, saying that its air defenses intercepted and destroyed two of the incoming missiles.

Tehran, for its part, has yet to officially react to the strikes.

Israel blames Hezbollah for attacks on its interests overseas including in Argentina where the 1992 bombing of the Israeli embassy kills 29 people and a 1994 attack on a Jewish community centre leaves 85 dead.

On Thursday, Israel launched a wave of attacks on what it called Iranian targets in Syria in response to alleged Iranian attacks that targeted the Israeli-occupied Syrian territory of Golan Heights for the first time. Iran's strategic intent is clear. Israel has every right to defend itself.

Israel had been bracing for a possible Iranian "revenge" attack after the Islamic Republic accused the Jewish state of having attacked one of its bases in Syria on April 9 in which nine Iranian commanders were said to have been killed. "Our reaction was a effect", Benjamin Netanyahu said in a video posted on social media.

Israel says the strikes were retaliation for an Iranian rocket barrage on its positions in the Golan Heights and has called on the U.N. Security Council and secretary-general to immediately condemn Iran's attack. "If we get rain, they'll get a flood". "I hope we have finished with this round and that everybody understood", he added, calling on the Iranian regime to back down. The Times at least noted - down in paragraph 12 - that Israel had first attacked Syria right after Trump pulled the USA out of the Iran deal.

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