Israel strikes Syria after finding roadside bombs in the Golan

The Quds Force of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards is responsible for supporting Tehran’s allies in proxy conflicts across the Middle East. The Israeli military said in a statement that its fighter jets hit “military targets belonging to the Iranian Quds force and the Syrian Armed Forces”. EPA-EFE/ATEF SAFADI

Israeli Iron Dome air defense system, deployed in the Golan Heights at the Israeli-Syrian border, 18 November 2020. In 2019, the United States became the first country to recognise Israeli sovereignty over the area since Israel effectively annexed it in 1981. Syrian official news agency on 18 November said three people had died after Israeli Air Forces (IAF) attacked targets near Damascus, while other sources reported several more had died. Wednesday’s raids came hours before US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was set to land in Israel for talks including on Iran. In recent years, Israel has frequently attacked what it says are Iranian-linked targets in Syria, but the latest attacks struck a far wider range of targets than usual. Syrian official news agency on 18 November said three people had died after Israeli Air Forces (IAF) attacked targets near Damascus, while other sources reported several more had died. Israel seized the Golan Heights from Syria in the 1967 Middle East war. style=”font-size:40px; line-height: 1.3em; font-weight: 800; padding:7px;”>Israel strikes Syria after finding roadside bombs in the Golan

By Elena Pavlovska
Journalist

epa08827061 Israeli Iron Dome air defense system, deployed in the Golan Heights at the Israeli-Syrian border, 18 November 2020. The military added that it “holds the Syrian regime responsible for all the actions perpetrated from its territory and will continue to operate as necessary against the Iranian entrenchment in Syria”. EPA-EFE/ATEF SAFADI

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Israel on Wednesday launched air strikes on Syria, killing three soldiers and wounding another, after the Israeli military said it found explosive devices near one of its bases in the occupied Golan Heights. Syrian state media said that three military personnel were killed and one was wounded in the “Israeli aggression”.