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Israel accuses Iranian forces of rocket attack on Golan

13:05, Thursday, 10 May, 2018
Israel accuses Iranian forces of rocket attack on Golan

Iranian forces based in Syria fired 20 rockets at Israeli front-line military positions in the Golan Heights early Thursday, the Israeli military said, triggering an Israeli reprisal and escalating already heightened tensions.

The Israeli military said its Iron Dome rocket defense system intercepted some of the incoming projectiles, while others caused only minimal damage. There were no Israeli casualties.

The Syrian capital of Damascus shook with sounds of explosions just before dawn, and firing by Syrian air defenses over the city was heard throughout the night.

An Israeli official said Israel was targeting Iranian positions inside Syria.

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