UPDATE: Israel responds to Iranian missile strike

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Several shells have reportedly hit the Syrian Governorate of Quneitra, launched from the Israeli-occupied portion of the Golan Heights.

The Syrian defence system engaged with several targets over Damascus and early reports suggested they were cruise missiles.

The article goes on to state the following:

Syrian expert Danny Makki said: “Syrian Air Defences firing at rockets over South West Damascus.

“Mezzeh airbase has been reportedly hit by an Israeli rocket.

“The situation is no joke, its a serious escalation which risks developing into something far more widespread.”

And analyst Frida Ghitis said: “Iran is firing more rockets into Israel.

“Israel has responded forcefully to violations of its red lines. This is extremely serious.”

Two military ariports in Khalkhala and Balli have been hit.

Reuters reports:

The scale of Israeli rocket fire appeared to be far higher than in previous incidents and Damascus residents described seeing explosions above the city from air defense systems.

Tensions between Israel and Iran have threatened to spill over in Syria, where the Iranian military and allied Shi’ite militia are backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in his war against rebels seeking to oust him.

Syrian state television was broadcasting footage of its air defenses firing at incoming rockets and playing patriotic songs.

Israel’s military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus said Israel had retaliated for an attack on its outposts in the strategic Golan Heights plateau. He did not elaborate

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