Iran, seemingly angered by the United States pulling out of the nuclear deal, launched a rocket attack on Israeli soldiers in the Golan Heights area, a move they would later come to regret in a really big way.
After the initial attack, the Israeli Defense Force deployed fighter jets and launched missile strikes of their own targeting military compounds, intelligence operations, and munitions warehouses inside Syria.
These devastating strikes were the largest completed by Israel in the nation of Syria since the war in 1973.
“The IDF will not allow the Iranian threat to establish itself in Syria. The Syrian regime will be held accountable for everything happening in its territory,” the press release read. “The IDF is prepared for a wide variety of scenarios.”
The missile launcher responsible for the Iranian rocket strikes was also destroyed, according to the release.
The strikes came in response to Syria-based Iranian forces firing roughly 20 rockets at Israeli front-line military positions in the Golan Heights. Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, an IDF spokesman, called the attack “the most severe attempt” by Iran’s Al Quds force to attack the country. It was the first time Iranian forces have attacked Israel from Syria, according to Reuters.
Conricus said four rockets were intercepted and the others fell short of their targets. No injuries or damage was reported.
Press Secretary Sarah Sanders released a statement condemning the attack by Iran on Israel, saying “The United States condemns the Iranian regime’s provocative rocket attack from Syria against Israeli citizens, and we strongly support Israel’s right to act in self-defense. The Iranian regime’s deployment into Syria of offensive rocket and missile systems aimed at Israel is an unacceptable and highly dangerous development for the entire Middle East.”
There are currently conflicting reports about the results of Israel’s retaliation, as the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 23 fighters were killed, while the Syrian military says only three were killed, two were wounded, and a few structures damaged or destroyed.
How much does a country have to stink at war in order for almost all of their missiles to completely miss their targets? Perhaps Iran should’ve taken a few moments to walk away from the situation, allowing their anger over the deal to settle down, and approach the whole thing rationally instead of emotionally?
It seems their itchy trigger fingers cost them a great deal. Let’s hope they get the message loud and clear and decide to stand down without further acts of aggression.
Source: Fox News
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