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Tehran Ready to Counter Israeli Threats

Tehran Ready to Counter Israeli Threats Tehran Ready to Counter Israeli Threats

A senior Iranian military official said the Iranian armed forces are fully prepared to counter any Israeli threats. 
Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh made the statement after an Israeli military source claimed in a statement that it had struck the so-called "Iranian targets" in Syria.
The Air Force chief said Iran is “fully ready and impatient to confront the Zionist regime”, the Young Journalists Club reported.
Israel launched strikes in Syria early on Monday, shaking the night sky over Damascus with an hour of loud explosions, Reuters reported.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed that the air raid mostly targeted Iranian forces, but also hit Syrians helping them. 
“We will strike at anyone who tries to harm us,” he declared. 
The Israeli military alleged that its fighter jets had attacked Iranian targets, including munitions stores, a position in the Damascus International Airport, an intelligence site and a military training camp. Its jets then targeted Syrian defense batteries after coming under fire.
It followed a previous night of cross-border fire, which Israel claimed began when Iranian troops fired a surface-to-surface missile from an area near Damascus at a ski resort in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
Syria said Israel has launched attacks and its air defenses had repelled them. 
The Russian Defense Ministry said Syrian air defenses, supplied by Russia, had destroyed more than 30 cruise missiles and guided bombs, RIA news agency reported.

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