Israel raakt “tientallen” Iranian doelen in Syrië
May 10, 2018 -- Het Israëlische leger zegt “tientallen”Iraanse doelen in nabijgelegen Syrië te hebben getroffen als antwoord op een Iraans raketbombardement op Israëlische stellingen op de Golanhoogte. Het is de ernstigste confrontatie tussen de twee vijanden tot op heden.
Israel said the targets included weapons storage, logistics sites and intelligence centres used by elite Iranian forces in Syria. It also said it destroyed several Syrian air-defence systems after coming under heavy fire and that none of its warplanes was hit.
Israel has acknowledged carrying out over 100 airstrikes in Syria since the civil war erupted in 2011, most believed to be aimed at suspected Iranian weapons shipments bound for the Hezbollah militant group.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which closely monitors the civil war through sources inside Syria, said the overnight Israeli attacks struck several military posts for Syrian troops and Iranian-backed militias near the capital, Damascus, in central Syria and in southern Syria. The Observatory said the attacks killed 23 fighters, including five Syrian soldiers. It said it was not immediately clear if Iranians were among those killed.