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Syrian TV Reports Israeli Attack Near Capital of Damascus

Syrian TV Reports Israeli Attack Near Capital of Damascus

"The difference is that today we have a state and I very much appreciate the opportunity to discuss regional problems with you, the attempts as you put it, to resolve the crises, to lift the threats in a prudent and responsible manner", he said.

"A few of those rockets were intercepted" by Israel's Iron Dome air defence system, Mr Conricus told reporters.

Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus says Israel views the incident "with severity" and has responded.

The Israeli military spokesman said the Iranian attack with around 20 projectiles or rockets was carried out by the Quds Force, an external arm of Iran's Revolutionary Guards.

In April 26 remarks to Congress, Mattis said: "We need to focus on what is in the best interest of Middle East stability and the threat that Iran poses". "The amount of damage that we now assess is low".

Israeli schools in the Golan Heights opened as usual on Thursday morning, after sirens had sent residents to shelters during the night.

The Israelis fear that Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah are turning Syria into a new front against them.

Any confrontation between Iran and Israel is likely to play out first and foremost on the battlefields of Syria, where Iran has built an extensive network of militias during Syria's civil war.

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The announcement came minutes before US President Donald Trump declared he was withdrawing from the 2015 global nuclear deal with Iran, a move that has stirred concern about a possible regional flare-up. Activists said 15 people were killed, including eight Iranians.

Israel seized 1,200 square kilometres (460 square miles) of the Golan Heights from Syria in the Six-Day War of 1967 and later annexed it in a move never recognised by the worldwide community.

On Wednesday, a powerful Iraqi paramilitary group with links to Iran said Trump's withdrawal from the nuclear deal would "ignite the region".

The tensions worry Russian Federation, which wants to stabilize Syria.

On May 9, Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Moscow to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin and attend the Victory Day Parade in Russia.

In response to the attack, the IDF launched a series of attacks on targets in the area of Quneitra, near the border with Israel, said the army press-service. Further waves of missiles followed.

Syrian state television was broadcasting footage of its air defences firing, and playing patriotic songs.

On Tuesday, after the president announced that the United States would be leaving the 2015 multilateral deal with Iran - also signed by France, Russia, China, the United Kingdom, and Germany - reports emerged about an Israeli strike in Syria.


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