Iran denies firing missiles at Israel-occupied Golan Heights, while Israel says it has destroyed most of Iran’s military infrastructure in Syria.

Israeli forces destroyed almost all of Iran’s military infrastructure in Syria, Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman claimed on Thursday after what were described as heavy exchanges of fire during the night starting over the Golan Heights.

It is the first time since 1974 that there have been clashes over the Israeli-occupied Syrian territory as regional tensions increased following the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.

Israel said its barrage on sites throughout Syria were a response to 20 missiles fired on Israeli forces in the occupied Golan Heights, which it blamed on Iran’s Quds Force. Iran has denied any involvement.

“We hit nearly all the Iranian infrastructure in Syria,” said Lieberman, in a prompt and rare Israeli acknowledgement of strikes in Syria, at a security conference near Tel Aviv. “They need to remember the saying that if it rains on us, it’ll storm on them. I hope we’ve finished this episode and everyone understood.”

Lebanese channel Al Manar quoted the vice president of Iran’s National Security Committee saying: “Iran has no relation to the missiles that hit the enemy entity yesterday.”

 

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