Though the Iranian regime warned Israel of a devastating retaliatory attack if they strike any more Iranian interests in the region, Israel struck more Iranian targets in Damascus; There is a possibility that a senior general for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was killed in the strike but no confirmation as of yet.
Late on Thursday, Israel carried out a strike on Iranian-backed targets in Damascus for the second time within less than two weeks. This comes after Iran issued a strong warning to the Jewish State yesterday of a devastating response should Israel strike any more Iranian interests inside of Syria or throughout the region. As a likely precautionary measure, Israel has closed the airspace over the Golan Heights.
Last week, Israel carried out two waves of strikes in and around Damascus without entering Syrian airspace. This series of strikes left well over 20 Iranian-backed militia and Syrian soldiers dead. At least 7 casualties are reported in last night’s strike and there are unconfirmed reports that a senior general for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was also killed.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, when asked about what took place, stated, “I don’t know what happened overnight, maybe the Belgian Air Force carried out the attack. Our policy is to prevent Iran from establishing itself in Syria.” Netanyahu has routinely vowed to prevent Iranian entrenchment in the region.