Israel Defense Force missiles and aircraft struck targets at Syria’s international airport near Damascus on Monday during a rare daylight raid that military officials say involved Iranian targets.
Also rare was the Israeli government’s admission that it was involved in striking Iranian targets inside Syria, a departure from a years-long policy of ambiguity and denial regarding its military operations there.
Targets included munitions storage facilities as well as an intelligence-gathering site and a military training camp, reports said.
The strikes were launched in response to a surface-to-surface rocket attack that Iranian forces allegedly fired toward the Jewish state on Sunday that Israel’s vaunted Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted, which was caught on video over a ski resort in the Golan Heights.
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