JERUSALEM (JTA) — Several rockets were fired at Israel from Syria, launched by Shiite militias operating under the command of the Iranian Quds Force, the Israel Defense Forces said.
The rockets failed to land in Israeli territory, according to the IDF.
The attack Monday followed hours after a series of airstrikes on a base in Syria — suspected to be an Iranian military compound — was blamed on Israel. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that at least 18 Iranians and their allies were killed in the strikes near the border with Iraq, and several ammunition depots were blown up.
The IDF neither confirmed nor denied the strikes.
Of the rockets from Syria, the IDF said in a statement that it “holds the Syrian regime responsible for all events taking place in Syria.”