Iran threatens 'harsh response' after alleged Israeli airstrike in Syria


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Iran threatens 'harsh response' after alleged Israeli airstrike in Syria
One Syrian soldier was killed and three were wounded in the second alleged Israeli airstrike in a week.
OCTOBER 14, 2021

Iranian militias warned of a "harsh response" after a number of Syrian and Iranian-backed forces were killed and wounded in an alleged Israeli airstrike near Palmyra in central Syria on Wednesday night, the second such airstrike in the past week. The Syrian state news agency SANA reported that an Israeli airstrike targeted a communications tower and a number of nearby sites, killing one Syrian soldier and wounding three others. The strike was carried out from the direction of the al-Tanf area near the Jordanian and Iraqi borders with Syria, a Syrian military source told SANA.

Around the time of the airstrike, the airspace above the Golan Heights was closed to flights until Friday at 12:15 a.m. On Thursday morning, a joint operations room affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, Hezbollah and the Assad regime warned that it has decided to respond harshly to the airstrikes after a number of operatives were killed and wounded in them, according to Hezbollah-affiliated media. It is unclear if the statement was referring to casualties other than those reported by SANA.