Israel launches airstrikes on Iranian forces in Syria

Beirut: Israel says it is has launched airstrikes against Iranian Revolutionary Guards special forces, Quds, inside Syria.

Israel has also issued a statement warning Syrian armed forces not to try to harm Israeli territory or forces.

General Qassem Soleimani, centre, the head of Quds Force of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.Credit:AP

Meanwhile, Syria's state news agency SANA, says its military air defences thwarted "hostile targets" on Sunday night and shot down several of them.

Earlier on Sunday, Syrian air defences repelled an Israeli attack in the south of the country, bringing down seven missiles, SANA said.

Reuters

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