Israel said it struck dozens of Iranian targets in Syria early on Wednesday in retaliation for rockets fired by Iranian troops into the Golan Heights a day earlier.

Several Syrian regime air defence batteries were also destroyed after Bashar al-Assad’s forces fired on the raiding Israeli warplanes, the Israeli military said.

Syrian state media claimed two civilians were killed in the attack.

The strikes punctured what has been a period of relative quiet in Israel’s air campaign against Iran in Syria. Israel’s government says it can accept the Assad’s victory in Syria’s civil war but cannot tolerate Iran using Syrian territory as a base for attacks against Israel

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