by Uzi Baruch and Kobi Finkler
IDF attacks dozens of military targets belonging to the Iranian Qods Force in Syrian territory following rocket barrage on the Golan.
The IDF attacked dozens of military targets belonging to the Iranian Qods Force in Syrian territory overnight Wednesday, said the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.
As part of the large-scale attack, the following targets were hit:
• Iranian intelligence sites operated by the Qods Force.
• Logistics headquarters of the Qods Force.
• A military compound and logistics complex of the Qods Force in Kiswah.
• An Iranian military camp north of Damascus.
• Weapons storage sites belonging to the Qods Force at Damascus International Airport.
• Intelligence systems and installations associated with the Qods Force.
• Observation, military posts and weapons in the buffer zone.
In addition, the Iranian launcher from which missiles were fired at Israel was destroyed.
The Israel Air Force attacked Syrian air defense batteries, which fired despite an Israeli warning not to do so. In response, the IDF attacked a number of interception systems (SA5 SA2 SA22 SA17) belonging to the Syrian army.
All Israeli aircraft returned to their bases safely.
The IDF said that the overnight attacks were carried out in retaliation for the rocket attack by the Iranian Qods Force towards IDF posts on the Golan Heights. There were no casualties in the Iranian attack, no damage was caused, and no missiles exploded in Israeli territory.
"The Iranian attack on Israel last night is yet another clear proof of the intention behind the Iranian forces' entrenchment in Syria and the danger they pose to Israel and to regional stability." The IDF Spokesperson stated that the Israeli Home Front will continue its normal routine, and that schools and agricultural work will continue as usual. Up to 1,000 people will be permitted to gather in an open area in the Golan Heights and Katzrin.
Residents were instructed to obey the instructions of the Home Front Command which will be updated as necessary.
"The IDF will continue to act decisively and firmly against the Iranian establishment in Syria. The IDF also considers the Syrian regime responsible for what is happening in its territory and warns it against acting against our forces. The IDF is highly prepared for a variety of scenarios and will continue to act as necessary for the safety of Israeli citizens.”
Uzi Baruch and Kobi Finkler
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