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IDF official confirms Israel struck Iranian base in Syria

IDF official confirms Israel struck Iranian base in Syria

Israel's military has also said that it believes Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) is planning to carry out an attack on an Israeli target in the coming days. Iranian media identified Col. Mehdi Dehghan, a top official in Iran's drone program, among those killed during the strike.

Iran was outraged by the strike, and unlike its traditional downplaying of previous indirect incidents, openly acknowledged its losses and vowed to take revenge.

Iran was outraged. "Iran is not Syria", Ali Shirazi, the military liaison for Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, warned last Thursday in a statement to the FARS news agency.

The T-4 air base, long used by Iranian forces in Syria, is believed to have been the point from where an Iranian drone incursion into Israelwas launched on February 10.

"It was the first time we attacked live Iranian targets", the IDF officer told NYT journalist Thomas Friedman, "both facilities and people".

He said he wanted America's European allies to use the 120-day period before sanctions relief again came up for renewal to agree to tougher measures and new conditions; otherwise Washington would pull out of the deal.

The attack followed an attempted attack on Israel by an Iranian military drone fitted with explosives that entered Israeli air space on February 10.

Israel had previously accused the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad of allowing Iran to set up a complex at the T-4 base to supply arms to its Lebanese Shi'ite proxy Hezbollah.

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