The IDF spokesperson released images of the Iranian military sites Israel struck in Syria, highlighting and identifying the specific targets attacked by the IAF.
As part of Israel’s most extensive attack in Syria since the 1974 Yom Kippur War, the IAF bombarded military installations at Tel Gharba, Tel Kleb, Nabi Yusha and Tel Maqdad, as well as a military compound of the Iranian Quds Force in al-Kisweh, according to the Israel Defense Forces spokesperson’s unit.
The targets all belonged to the Quds Force and included intelligence sites, logistics headquarters, a military compound and logistics complex in Kiswah near Damascus; weapons-storage sites at Damascus International Airport; and intelligence systems and installations, as well as observation, military posts and military hardware in the buffer zone.
Among the targets attacked by Israel were also pro-Iranian militias close to the border fence between Israel and Syria in the Golan, such as observation posts and aerial defense systems.
The attack, which the air named “Operation House of Cards,” lasted an hour and a half, during which over 50 Iranian targets were bombed.
Israel targeted more than 50 Iranian targets in Syria in what the IDF said was the most extensive strike in the neighboring country in decades and “a great success”. The strikes were carried out in response to a barrage of 20 rockets fired from Syria at IDF positions in northern Israel.
The rocket barrage was fired from Syria at around midnight Thursday. Shortly after reports of Israeli strikes in Quneitra in the Golan Heights, Code Red sirens sounded in communities in the north and center of the Golan Heights in northern Israel, sending residents into bomb shelters.
IDF Spokesperson Brigadier-General Ronen Manelis said Thursday morning that none of the 20 rockets fired by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force hit Israeli territory. Four of the rockets, he said, were intercepted by the Iron Dome air defense system and the rest landed on Syrian territory.
In response, the IDF attacked more than 50 Iranian targets in what Manelis defined as “one of the greatest operations of the Israel Air Force in the past decade.”