Iranian Rocket Fire Into Israel Indicates Strengthening of Hardliners and Increases Likelihood of War Involving Hizbullah

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) launched 20 rockets from Syria at Israeli positions in the Golan Heights on 10 May 2018. Four of the rockets were intercepted by Israel’s missile defence shield, and 16 fell in Syrian territory, according to Israeli officials. No casualties were reported. Israel responded with the most extensive...

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) launched 20 rockets from Syria at Israeli positions in the Golan Heights on 10 May 2018.

Four of the rockets were intercepted by Israel’s missile defence shield, and 16 fell in Syrian territory, according to Israeli officials. No casualties were reported.

Israel responded with the most extensive airstrikes in Syria since the Yom Kippur War in 1974. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman stated that Israel had struck “all Iranian infrastructure in Syria” (around 50 targets), but stressed that this was not the beginning of a larger military operation, a claim IHS Markit assesses to be credible.

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