Israel attacks 12 Syrian, Iranian targets in Syria

Israel attacks 12 Syrian, Iranian targets in Syria

Israel attacks 12 Syrian, Iranian targets in Syria

"We share the concerns of many throughout the region that Iran's destabilising activities. threaten worldwide peace and security, and we seek greater global resolve in countering Iran's malign activities", Rankine-Galloway said.

In a fierce letter to Security Council member states, Israeli UN Ambassador Danny Danon said, "This is not the first time we have warned you against Iran's unsafe actions that undermine the security situation in the region".

Asked by Reuters whether the jet was hit by a Syrian anti-aircraft missile, the official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said: "Yes".

The events appeared to be Israel's first direct engagement with Iranian forces across the increasingly volatile boundary in the Golan Heights, risking a new escalation in Syria's multifaceted seven-year war in the area.

Al Jazeera's Zena Khodr, reporting from Beirut in Lebanon, said Saturday's confrontation showed Syria and its allies were no longer willing to tolerate Israeli attacks inside the country.

"Twelve targets, including three aerial defense batteries and four Iranian targets that are part of Iran's military establishment in Syria were attacked". "Iran made such an attempt today".

IDF spokesman Lt Col Jonathan Conricus told CNN that one Israeli aircraft came down, with all others returning safely to base.

The prime minister said he had spoken with Russian President Vladimir Putin and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson following the escalation of tensions. "They said the shooting down of the Israeli jet is a clear message that the days of carrying out attacks inside Syria are gone".

The Israeli military then carried out what it called a "large scale attack" against Iranian and Syrian targets in Syria. Netanyahu said he and Tillerson discussed the flare-up on Saturday.

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Saturday's crash occurred after at least eight Israeli fighter jets launched a retaliatory airstrike against the airfield suspected to have launched the drone.

"The (US) Department of Defence did not participate in this military operation", Pentagon spokesman Adrian Rankine-Galloway said on Saturday. Both were being treated at Rambam Hospital in Haifa.

Intelligence Minister Israel Katz, who is also a member of the security cabinet, said that the Iranians "are crossing redlines" and "playing with fire". He confirmed it was the first time an Iranian drone had crossed into Israeli airspace since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011. "We will continue to do whatever is necessary to protect our sovereignty and our security".

Hezbollah media have been citing senior Syrian officials who have threatened that "the time of Israeli flights over Syria is over", but the official responses are much more muted, and even somewhat lachrymose, over the fact that Israel has disrupted media broadcasts in Syria.

"This is a serious Iranian attack on Israeli territory".

Conricus said it was intercepted well inside Israeli territory over the city of Beit Shean, near the Jordanian border. Adrian Rankine-Galloway said the United States shares "the concerns of many throughout the region that Iran's destabilizing activities threaten worldwide peace and security, and we seek greater global resolve in countering Iran's malign activities".

Iran is well aware of the geographical presence of the terrorist group of ISIS and knows about its strategies, Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif said.

"This incident proves every one of those warnings correct", Danon wrote.

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