Iran fired rockets from Syria

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It was nearly certainly in retaliation for that episode - and other Israeli attacks in April - that Iran's Quds force, an elite unit of the Revolutionary Guards, sent rocket fire in Israel's direction on Wednesday night.

Video captured one Israeli air strike on a Pantsir-S1 surface-to-air missile, and as one journalist put it, some nearby Syrian or Iranian troops appeared to have no idea the Israeli strike was incoming.

As such, Borschchevskaya said Russian Federation wants to continue to appear as the major power in Syria, and let Israel and Iran sort their situation out.

"We know that comes from the Al-Quds force", army spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Conricus said, referring to the special forces unit affiliated with Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard.

In uncharacteristic fashion, Israel took responsibility for the airstrikes, some 50 attacks against Iranian targets, including intelligence centers, weapons depots, storage facilities, observation posts and logistics centers in Syria, as well as the rocket launcher that carried out the missile attacks.

Nasr Hariri, said that Iran has made eight concrete steps to strengthen its presence in Syria, including the establishment of permanent military bases and the rejection of a political solution.

Iran could directly attack Israel or alternatively activate its proxy Hezbollah.

Fears of war have increased further in recent days, following President Donald Trump's announcement Wednesday of the United States' withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.

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On Tuesday, Israeli rockets targeted a military base in Kisweh, a commander in the pro-Syrian government regional alliance said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human rights said 15 people, including eight Iranians, were killed in that attack. Israel, as it has typically done in similar incidents, neither confirmed nor denied a role.

The 2015 deal in any case permitted Iran to retain all the components of its nuclear weapons program - uranium enrichment, thousands of centrifuges, its Arak plutonium facility, and its Fordow underground nuclear facility - while shredding the global sanctions regime on Tehran and infusing its economy with hundreds of billions of dollars in unfrozen assets and sanctions relief. "These matters are very important to Israel's security at all times and especially at this time", he added.

Iran does not want "new tensions" in the Middle East, President Hassan Rouhani told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday.

Thursday's flare-up came hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned from a visit to Moscow, where he discussed Syria concerns with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Dujarric told reporters the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) has maintained contact with both Syria and Israel, urging them to exercise "maximum" restraint and abide by their 1974 ceasefire agreement. Further waves of missiles followed. Another rocket hit an ammunition warehouse, it said. Damascus residents described explosions in the sky from air defense systems.

Israel will no doubt strike back following any attack on its territory, a scenario that could spiral into a wider conflict that experts say no side is now interested in.

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