23:41 GMT03 December 2020
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    A newly-released video shows the second Israeli attack on Syria in two days. According to the Israeli military, the strikes were carried out to prevent "Iranian entrenchment" in Syria.

    The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) claimed on Twitter that they hit Iranian targets in Syria during a missile attack on Monday. According to the Israeli military, the operation was carried out against elite units of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards — the Quds Force.

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    ​The IDF shared the alleged Iranian military sites it targeted in Syria, including the Damascus International Airport.

    In a follow-up tweet, the IDF elaborated that Syrian air defences had responded to the Israeli strike "despite clear warnings to avoid such fire", which, in turn, prompted the Israeli side to retaliate:

    The IDF insisted that Iran was attempting to "entrench itself" in Syria, and that it held Damascus accountable for "everything taking place" inside Syria.

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    Earlier in the day, the IDF warned it was starting a strike against the Quds Force in Syria.

    On Sunday, the Israeli military claimed on Twitter it had intercepted a missile fired at the northern Golan Heights.

    The Israeli Air Force carried out a missile attack, targeting the Damascus International Airport on Sunday. The attack was launched from the Mediterranean Sea, with four F-16 fighter jets firing several guided missiles. A Russian military spokesman confirmed that Syrian air defence systems had repelled the strike, having intercepted all missiles.

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    Tel Aviv has consistently expressed alarm at Iran's alleged military presence in Syria and fears "Iranian entrenchment" in the country. Tehran, for its part, has on a multitude of occasions debunked the claims, saying it has only been providing military advisers to the Syrian forces.

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