Israel, Iran Exchange Missile Fire in Syrian Theater

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On May 9, Iran’s Quds Forces in Syria launched approximately 20 Grad and Fajr-5 rockets at Israeli military bases. The attack came in retaliation to multiple Israeli Defense Force (IDF) strikes on Iranian bases and personnel in recent weeks, killing dozens. The IDF says its Iron Dome intercepted four rockets, while the rest fell on nearby Syrian territory.

In response, Israel conducted an extensive air campaign against dozens of Iranian sites in Syria. The Israeli Air Force listed its targets on Twitter, including:
• “Logistic headquarters of the Quds Force.
• Military complex and the Quds Force logistics complex in Chisoua.
• An Iranian military camp north of Damascus.
• The weapon storage sites of Quds Force at the Damascus International Airport.
• Systems and Otsevi of intelligence associated with the Quds Force.
• Observation, military positions and weapons in the area of the barrier; The Iranian launcher was also destroyed from which the missiles were launched into Israel tonight.”

During these strikes, Syrian anti-aircraft missiles fired at Israeli aircraft. In response, the IDF “attacked several aerial intercept systems (SA-5, SA-2, SA-22, SA-17) belonging to the Syrian Army.”

Note: Updates will be added to this story as they come in.

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Shaan Shaikh, "Israel, Iran Exchange Missile Fire in Syrian Theater," Missile Threat, Center for Strategic and International Studies, May 10, 2018, last modified June 15, 2018,