JERUSALEM — Israel’s military says Iranian forces based in neighboring Syria fired about 20 projectiles at Israeli positions in the Golan Heights.
Air raid sirens went off shortly after the Syrian state news agency and activists reported rocket fire from Israel into southern Syria just before midnight Wednesday.
The Israeli Defense Forces said it believes the rockets were launched by special forces in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says aircraft flew over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, adjacent to southern Syria. There are no immediate reports of airstrikes.
The military compound that was hit is located about 10 miles south of the Syrian capital city of Damascus, western military sources said.Syrian TV reported that it was an Israeli airstrike and that Syrian air defense systems shot down two missiles.
The attack happened in Kisweh, according to the official news agency SANA, about an hour after President Trump’s announcemed that he would be pulling the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal.
The order from the Kremlin came as the United Nations was trying to revive peace talks to stop the conflict, which has created a humanitarian catastrophe.