Israel says it has attacked targets in Syria after Iran missile launch

Israel says it has attacked targets in Syria after Iran missile launch

At least 23 were killed, according to NGOs;action represents the heaviest Israeli military assault on Syria since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011

Attack left 23 military deadREUTERS / Omar Sanadiki / 10.05.2018Israel said on Thursday it had attacked nearly all of Iran's military infrastructure in Syria after Iranian forces first fired missiles at Israeli-controlled territory.The move represents the heaviest Israeli military assault in Syria since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011, in which Iranian troops, Shiite militias and Russian soldiers mobilized in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the conflict, said the Israeli attacks killed at least 23 military, including Syrian and non-Syrian.Syria's army command said in a television statement that its anti-aircraft defenses had destroyed most of a "successive wave" of Israeli rockets fired at its military bases, adding that the shooting killed three people and injured several others.See tooUnderstand the dispute between Israel and Iran amid the conflict in SyriaIsraeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liebe...


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