IDF Says Rockets Were Fired From Syrian Territory Near Damascus, But Failed to Hit Israel

Middle East

israel has carried out scores of air attacks against Syria in recent years, saying that the strikes were aimed at countering alleged Iranian presence in the Arab country.

The israel Defence Forces (IDF) tweeted on Monday that a spate of rockets had been launched from Syria toward Israel overnight, and that they all failed to hit Israeli territory.

The IDF claimed that the rockets were fired by “Shiite militias operating under the command of the Iranian Quds [Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps] Force.”

The statement comes after some Syrian media outlets reported earlier that at least 18 militia members had been killed in a drone strike in eastern Syria. The unmanned aerial vehicles reportedly attacked militias near the city of Al Bukamal, close to the Syrian-Iraqi border.

Israel has conducted scores of air attacks against Syria over the past few years, saying that the strikes were aimed at countering alleged Iranian presence in the country.

Damascus condemns the attacks as a blatant violation of international law, while Iran insists that its presence in Syria has been limited to military advisers helping Damascus fight terrorist groups. Tehran denies the Jewish state’s right to exist, promising to wipe it off the political map should it take any action against Iran.

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