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The attack on the Golan Heights - an Israeli occupied region of Syria - is the first time Iran has hit Israel from Syria.

Where once the USA would have been the brake on spikes in Syrian violence, there is a real possibility President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal is greasing the wheels towards a wider regional war. In February, the attack on the Tiyas airbase came after an Iranian drone infiltrated Israel airspace.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to Moscow on Wednesday to meet with President Vladimir Putin and discuss military coordination in Syria.

Iran has made no comment about the rocket fire.

Israel's defense minister announced that the strikes had destroyed "nearly all" of Iran's military installations in Syria.

In pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, Trump hinted at the peace benefit for the region: "If I allowed this deal to stand, there would soon be a nuclear arms race in the Middle East".

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Golan Heights is a city near Damascus, which is the capital of Syria.

In a statement delivered shortly after midnight Thursday, a spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces pinned the blame for the rocket fire on the Quds Force, an elite division of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, which has forces in Syria and is often seen as the face of Iran's regional ambitions. There were no Israeli casualties.

The Israelis fear that Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah are turning Syria into a new front against them.

"If we get rain, they'll get a flood", Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman warned.

A senior pro-regime military source in Syria confirmed the salvo of rockets, insisting Israel had fired first. Israeli military tweeted a video of a what they said was a missile hitting an mobile areal defense battery in Syria.

As The Associated Press reports, "The blistering Israeli assault was by far the most intensive Israeli action in neighboring Syria since the civil war broke out there in 2011".

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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told Arab News that last night's strike by Israel on Iranian and Syrian targets was for media consumption.

The attacks between Israel and Iran is enough evidence to show the world that we are one bomb away from a full-blown war. Iran has denied firing the missiles.

In the early hours of Thursday morning, Israeli forces conducted what was the largest attack on Syrian territory since the official end of the Yom Kippur War in 1974.

Its army said three people had been killed.

Some of those strikes are reported to have killed several Iranian fighters.

The United States slammed the Iranian missile strike Thursday, adding the USA "strongly supports" Israel's efforts to defend itself.

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Israel and Russian Federation have established a hotline to avoid accidental clashes in the war-torn country. According to Conricus, Israel notified Russian Federation before carrying out the overnight strikes.

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