The Israeli army made a rare move to attack Iran's targets in neighboring Syria. "We started attacking Iranian Quds Brigade targets," the army announced Monday evening on his official Twitter page, The Quds Brigades are the élite of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and are mainly used abroad.
"We are warning the Syrian military from trying to damage Israeli forces or Israeli territory," said the Twitter message. According to the state-run Syrian news agency, Sana, the country's air defense system was used against Israeli bombing.
In recent years, Israeli authorities have rarely commented openly and reported such attacks in Syria. On the other hand, the Israeli government has repeatedly stressed that it will not tolerate a lasting Iranian military presence in Syria.
The Israeli arch-enemy Iran is Russia's closest ally for the government of the rulers Bashar al-Assad and is militarily supporting him in the seven-year Syrian internal war (more on why Israel and Iran are fighting in Syria , read here).
The Syrian capital Damascus had been shaken by several explosions on Sunday. Israeli jet fighters fired at least five missiles, air defense captured several rockets, according to government figures. Shortly thereafter, the Israeli army announced that it had intercepted a missile fired from Syria into the northern Golan Heights.