Broader Israel-Iran War would hit airports and ports for economic attrition

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"They've now fired missiles into Israel", he said, referring to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the formal name of the agreement".

Galant said Iran was "an imperialist terrorist nation...they're spread out in Yemen, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon in an attempt to create an axis from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean Sea...to surround us and create a war of attrition between ourselves and the Arabs".

We will remind, on the night of 10 may, the IDF attacked dozens of military targets belonging to the Iranian forces of al-Quds in Syria, in response to the shelling of their positions in the Golan heights.

There was an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) air strike on an underground missile depot where the explosion was so large it registered on earthquake-monitoring systems.

Tehran condemns the Israeli strikes on the territory of Syria, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi was quoted as saying by the Press TV on Friday. First, since Iran and Israel do not share a border, it is hard to see how the present hostilities could spiral into a wide-ranging confrontation involving ground operations.

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But they have not won a game for nearly two months. "They were emotion as a outcome of winning this key game". The victory was sufficient for his side to avoid being relegated to the Championship.

"We did not cross Iran's borders", he said. "The Syrian air forces can hardly do anything here".

"This is a risky moment and it will take real restraint on both sides to keep this from escalating into a major conflict", she told ThinkProgress by email. "The Iranian economy is in a bad state, and there's an internal debate in Iran". Though Iran has been feverishly building military installations facing the Israeli border, Iranian forces in Syria are no match for Israel, as the Israeli strikes have demonstrated. For Israel, though, she said it's "really hard to pick a dog in this fight".

Which might be why Israel has waited as long as it has, watching its enemies killing each other off. "Israel has enormous military superiority and can hit anything it chooses", said Slavin.

The exchange was the first outbreak of military violence since President Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal, a move that was strongly encouraged and supported by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "This is also a safer bet now that Assad has largely retaken control over the country".

Since the Syrian civil war began in 2011, Israel has carried out more than 100 air strikes on Syrian soil, mainly to prevent Iran from sending advanced weaponry via Syria's air bases to Hezbollah.

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