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RT, 28/1/2015 ~ Israeli jets struck several targets in Syria in response to Hezbollah rocket fire into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, the IDF said. The exchange came as Iran warned Tel Aviv of crossing a “red line” with the murder of an Iranian general in Syria.

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) announced striking Syrian army artillery targets late on Tuesday night in response to an earlier rocket attack on Golan Heights and Mount Hermon.

“The IDF views the Syrian regime as responsible for what occurs in its territory, and will act at any time and any way it sees fit to protect the citizens of Israel,” the IDF said.

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Israel’s retaliation followed two rocket attacks believed to be perpetrated by Hezbollah in the northern Golan Heights on Tuesday afternoon. While the projectiles exploded in open territory and caused no damage or casualties, some 1,000 visitors to the Mount Hermon ski resort still fled for cover.

(Read more at http://rt.com/news/226871-israel-syria-airstrike-iran/)

The exchange of fire came as Iran officially warned Israel of a response after Tel Aviv crossed a “red line” when it killed an Iranian general in an airstrike on Syria earlier this month.

“We told the Americans that the leaders of the Zionist regime should await the consequences of their act,” Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said, as quoted by IRNA news agency. “The Zionist regime has crossed our red lines.”

The minister said Iran delivered the message to Israel via US diplomatic channels.

Mohammed Ali Allahdadi, a senior Iranian general serving as an adviser to the Syrian army, was killed on January 18 along with six Lebanese Hezbollah fighters in the Syrian-controlled part of Golan Heights.

Neither Israeli authorities nor the IDF have officially commented on the operation. However, a security source confirmed earlier to Reuters on condition of anonymity that it was “an Israeli helicopter that carried out the attack.” The helicopter fired rockets at the convoy, while two Israeli reconnaissance planes were also reportedly seen flying over the area.

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Israel warplanes launch 3 attacks on Syria army positions

PressTV, 28/1/2015 ~ The Israeli regime has launched attacks on Syrian army positions in the Golan Heights.

According to reports, the Israeli warplanes carried out three overnight raids on the Syrian army positions hours after the regime forces fired artillery rounds into the Syrian side of the Golan Heights.

Tel Aviv claims the attacks were carried out in response to several rocket attacks that earlier targeted the Israeli-occupied part of the territory.

The incident came days after an Israeli helicopter fired rockets on a Hezbollah convoy in the Golan Heights town of Qunaitra on January 17, killing six members of the Lebanese resistance group and an Iranian commander.

Hezbollah and Iran have vowed that their response to the attack would be extremely painful.

The Golan Heights have been under the Israeli occupation since the 1960s. The Tel Aviv regime captured the Syrian territory during the Six-Day War of 1967 and annexed the region in 1981.

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Zionist entity’s aggression on Qunaitera asserts coordination between Israel and terrorists

SANA, 28/1/2015 ~ Syria’s Ambassador in Tehran Adnan Mahmoud took part Tuesday in the ceremony of commemorating late general Mohammad Ali al-Allahdadi in the presence of Iranian senior officials and officers.

General Allahdadi martyred during a terrorist aggression, launched by the Zionist entity on al-Amal farms in Qunaitera.

“The Zionist terrorist aggression on al-Amal farms in Qunaitera countryside asserts strong connection and direct coordination between the Zionist entity and the takfiri terrorist organizations,” Ambassador Mahmoud said in a statement on the sidelines  of the ceremony.

He added that the Israeli factor has been the reason behind the continued terrorist war against the Syrian people since 4-years.

Ambassador Mahmoud affirmed that convoys of martyrs, whether from the Syrian army or from the resistance, will draw the path of victory and restoration of security and stability to Syria.

He said the strategic relation between Syria, Iran and the resistance gets more powerfulness and consolidation, particularly as regional and international changes confirm the correctness of deep vision in the face of challenges.

Ambassador Mahmoud offered condolences and blesses, on the martyrdom of General Allahdadi, to the Iranian government and people.

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Israel scared of Iran’s reaction to Golan attack

The Iran Project, 28/1/2015 ~ A senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says recent remarks by Israeli officials show they are scared of Iran’s reaction to Tel Aviv’s latest airstrike that killed six Hezbollah members and an Iranian commander in Syria’s Golan Heights.

On Tuesday, Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi described as mere “lies” the claims by Israeli officials that they were not aware of the presence of an Iranian commander in the Hezbollah convoy, which came under attack by an Israeli helicopter while it was on a field reconnaissance mission in Golan earlier this month.

The nature of the Zionist regime is built on lies, carnage and crimes and their remarks reveal their fear of Iran’s reaction to this act of terror,” Safavi said.

He added that Israel’s lies have become evident to all countries even the United States and Europeans.

On January 18, an Israeli military helicopter fired two missiles into Amal Farms in the strategic southwestern Syrian city of Quneitra, close to the line separating the Syrian part of the Golan Heights from the Israeli-occupied sector.

Six Hezbollah members as well as Brigadier General Mohammad Ali Allahdadi, an Iranian commander, lost their lives in the Israeli assault.

Following the attack, Israeli media quoted Tel Aviv’s officials as saying that the Israeli military had not been aware of the presence of the Iranian commander in the convoy.

Hezbollah and Iran have vowed that their response to the attack would be extremely painful.

Senior commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami said last week that Israel should brace for “a special retaliation” in response for the attack in Golan Heights.

IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari also warned Israel on January 20 that the Zionist entity “should await annihilating thunderbolts.”

The January 17 attack in Quneitra has sparked fears within Israel of Hezbollah’s possible retaliation.

Israeli media have reported over the past days that the regime is closely monitoring the movements close to the Lebanese border and in the occupied Golan Heights.

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