It appears that shortly after Trump’s announcement of the US withdrawing from the Iran deal, Israel sent a few missiles into Damascus, Syria.
Here are the reports:
JUST IN: Sounds of explosions heard south of Damascus - Syrian state news agency pic.twitter.com/6WTv7mvgLo— Reuters World (@ReutersWorld) May 8, 2018
BREAKING: Israeli air strike targets a Syrian army position south of Damascus - pro-Assad commander pic.twitter.com/7liALRoRfq— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) May 8, 2018
BREAKING: Syrian TV reports Israeli airstrike near the capital Damascus, says air defenses shot down two missiles.— The Associated Press (@AP) May 8, 2018
MORE: Israeli air strike on Syrian army position caused no casualties - pro-Assad commanderhttps://t.co/L5C3NNOEG8— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) May 8, 2018
MORE: Syrian air defenses fired at two Israeli missiles, destroyed both - Syrian state news agencyhttps://t.co/zIvSpLl0Yp— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) May 8, 2018
Here’s more that I’ve found on Twitter:
#BREAKING Syria’s official SANA news outlet says the country’s air defenses intercepted two Israeli missiles over the el-Kiswah area, south of Damascus, after large explosions are reported in the area, which is allegedly home to an Iranian army base.— Judah Ari Gross (@JudahAriGross) May 8, 2018
#BREAKING Israeli strikes target base near Syria capital, state media says— AFP news agency (@AFP) May 8, 2018
So it sounds like Israel is striking an Iranian air base in Syria, and I’m guessing they hit it give the reports of explosions on the ground.
This is just what Netanyahu was warning about in his speech regarding the US withdrawal from the Iran deal.
And then there is this which has developed in the last hour:
#BREAKING: Israeli IDF says it has identified "unusual movements of Iranian forces in Syria", ordered the opening of Shelters in the Golan Heights and are saying: "We are on hightend alert, and forces are deployed & we are ready for all scenarios" (Video: @IDFSpokesperson) pic.twitter.com/zxwL222dRX— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) May 8, 2018
DEVELOPING: Israel declares high alert over 'irregular activity of Iranian forces in Syria'; instructs authorities to 'unlock and ready' bomb shelters in Israeli-held Golan Heights https://t.co/2ubkUjaHYE pic.twitter.com/jm2qLkog6L— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) May 8, 2018
We’ll keep you updated if more develops on this.