Report: Iran planning to attack Israel by launching missiles from Syria

Israeli security officials believe Iran is planning to use its proxies in Syria to launch missiles toward Israeli military targets in response to last month's alleged Israeli strike on its airbase in Homs.
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

Israeli security officials suspect that Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps may be plotting a missile attack on Israel in response to last month's alleged Israeli strike on an Iranian airbase in Syria, Israeli media reported on Sunday.

According to the reports, Iran is determined to avenge the deaths of the Iranians who were killed in the alleged Israeli strike, but at the same time, it does not wish to expose itself as the perpetrator. Therefore, it is reportedly planning to send its Shiite militias to Syria, where they would join forces with Hezbollah and the Palestinian Al-Quds Brigade. The plan, the Israeli officials believe, is to launch several missiles toward Israeli military targets.

During a government meeting on Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the possibility of a military conflict with Iran. "We are not interested in escalation, but we are prepared for any scenario," he said. "We would stand firmly against Iran, and it is better sooner than later."

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