מערכות ההגנה האווירית הופעלו בשמי דמשק
Syrian air defenses activated during an attack on pro Iranian targets in Damascus, attributed to Israel in July
Syrian air defenses activated during an attack on pro Iranian targets in Damascus, attributed to Israel in July

Iran vows to crush any Israeli attempt to hit its "advisory" role in Syria

Foreign Minister denies Islamic Republic have military forces in Syria and says it has sent commandos to the country as military advisers for as long as they are needed; denies Iranian deaths in latest Israeli strike on Damascus

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Published: 11.22.20 , 13:12
Iran on Sunday vowed to defeat any Israeli attempt to harm its role in Syria, saying the era of "hit and run" attacks by Israel there was over, days after Israel carried out air strikes on Syrian army and Iranian paramilitary targets in the country.
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  • Israel, which views Tehran as its biggest security threat, has repeatedly attacked Iranian targets and those of allied militia in Syria, where Tehran has backed President Bashar al-Assad and his forces against rebels and militants since 2012.
    מערכות ההגנה האווירית הופעלו בשמי דמשקמערכות ההגנה האווירית הופעלו בשמי דמשק
    Syrian air defenses activated during an attack on pro Iranian targets in Damascus, attributed to Israel in July
    On Wednesday, an Israeli military spokesman said eight targets were attacked, including an Iranian headquarters at Damascus international airport and a "secret military site" that served as a "hosting facility for senior Iranian delegations when they come to Syria to operate".
    Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khateebzadeh told a virtual weekly news conference: "The Zionist regime (Israel) is well aware that the era of hit and run is over and therefore they are very cautious.
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    The Iron Dome missile defense system deployed near the border with Syria last week
    (Photo: AFP)
    "Iran denies having military forces in Syria and says it has sent commandos to the country as military advisers. Tehran says it will provide military advisers to Syria for as long as necessary.
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    Syrian President Assad with Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in 2019
    (Photo:: AP)
    "Iran's presence in Syria is advisory and naturally if anyone disrupts this advisory presence, our response will be a crushing one," Khatibzadeh said.
    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitor, said at least 10 people, including five Iranians from the Quds Force, a branch of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards responsible for operations outside of Iran's own borders, were killed during the attack."
    I do not confirm the martyrdom of Iranian forces in Syria," "Khatibzadeh said.
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