Israel on Monday, January 21, 2019 carried out series of airstrikes on Iranian targets inside Syria, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and Syrian state news agency reported.
According to IDF, its fighter jets targeted munition storages sites, a military site at Damascus international airport, an intelligence site and training camp belonging to the Quds Force, the elite expeditionary unit within Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps claimed to have been active in Syria for most of the civil war.
Reports indicate that Syria launched surface-to-air missiles during the strike, prompting the IDF to target the Syrian armed forces’ air defense batteries in response.
During the incident, at least four Syrian soldiers were killed and six injured in the strikes at Damascus airport, according Russia’s RIA news agency reports.
According to IDF, the strikes were in retaliation for a missile fired at the Golan Heights on Sunday which it said was intercepted by the Iron Dome aerial defense system.
Iran has not commented on the strikes.