Israel airstrikes 'destroy all Iranian sites in Syria'

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Both leaders discussed the Iranian rocket attacks and Israel's response and called for prudence and de-escalation, a German government spokesman said.

There had been no comment from Iranian officials. Earlier, representatives of the Israeli army reported about the launch of 20 missiles from the Syrian territory on those positions.

The rockets that fell on the Golan Heights were fired in retaliation for Israeli strikes on Baath, a town in the demilitarized zone that separates Syria and Israeli-occupied territory. Unfortunately, the situation is very acute.

Merkel alluded to the two countries' support for the Iran nuclear deal.

"I hope we finished this chapter and everyone got the message", he said, adding Iran was truly the only country today that represents extremism, not just ideologically but also in its willingness to sacrifice its citizens, sacrifice its future for this same extremist ideology. "The escalations of the past few hours show us that it is truly about war and peace".

A missile landed in south Lebanon during a major military flare-up between Israeli, Iranian and Syrian forces in Syria overnight, Lebanon's National News Agency said. However, only four reached Israel and were intercepted by the Iron Dome defense system.

The retaliatory attacks set back Iranian military capabilities in Syria by "many months", the IDF said.

Mitchell says Iran has been trying to fill the power vacuum inside Syria and establish military bases there.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor reported that dozens of rockets were fired from Syria towards the Israeli-occupied Golan, without saying they were fired by Iranian forces.

In the meantime, Iranian IFP said that Israel and Syria exchanged missile fire, during which dozens of Israeli military sites and Syrian bases were targeted.

"The United Kingdom condemns in the strongest terms the Iranian rocket attacks against Israeli forces", Johnson said in a statement Thursday.

Speaking at the Herzliya Conference, an annual security gathering north of Tel Aviv, Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Israel would respond fiercely to any further Iranian actions.

Russian Federation is a key ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad, and has been waging its own air campaign on his behalf since 2015. The Israeli military said that several missiles hit the target, others were intercepted.

Russian Federation has placed significant forces in Syria and backs Syrian President Basher al-Assad's regime.

The spokesman went on to describe the strikes as "one of the largest" air attacks by the Israeli Air Force in recent years.

"Iran's enemies are not seeking military confrontation". On Thursday, the White House condemned Iran's rocket attacks but failed to mention Israel's strikes on military targets in Syria. If we get rain, they'll get a flood.

"28 Israeli F-15 and F-16 aircraft were used in the attack, which released around 60 air-to-ground missiles over various parts of Syria".