Israeli strikes on several areas of Syria overnight killed at least 23 fighters, including five Syrian regime troops and 18 other allied forces, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday.
The Israeli army confirmed early Thursday morning that it launched an extensive campaign of retaliatory strikes on Iranian-operated bases in Syria, responding to a barrage of rockets and missiles fired by Iran towards the Israeli part of the Golan Heights only hours before.
Russia’s defense ministry said Thursday that 28 Israeli planes were used in the attack, firing some 70 missiles.”28 Israeli F-15 and F-16 aircraft were used in the attack, which released around 60 air-to-ground missiles over various parts of Syria. Israel also fired more than 10 tactical ground-to-ground missiles,” the ministry said in a statement, quoted by Interfax news agency.The IDF were said to have struck more than 50 targets.
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