F-35 stealth fighter sees first combat, in Israeli operation

Doris Richards
May 22, 2018

He also claimed that 100 Syrian anti-aircraft missiles were fired at Israeli jets during its retaliatory strike. In fact, we have performed the first operational F-35 strike in the world'. According to Norkin, four were intercepted and the rest didn't reach Israeli territory.

In response to the IRGC attack, Israel conducted dozens of raids against Iranian targets in Syria, hitting approximately 50 positions.

Israel declared initial operational capability of the US -made jet last December after receiving nine F-35s, with the rest 41 planes to be received to make two full squadrons by 2024. He added that the IDF's air-defense systems, Arrow, David's Sling and Iron Dome, have an 85% success rate.

In retaliation, Israel launched an extensive campaign of strikes on Iranian-operated bases said to have targeted the Islamic Regime's Quds Forces, a special forces unit affiliated with Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

"The continuing turmoil in Syria and the steady expansion of Iranian influence illustrate why the Golan Heights are so important to the state of Israel and the anti-terror alliance", DeSantis said.

"Israel said that only 20 rockets were fired, some of which were downed, but the truth is that 55 rockets some of which were of heavy caliber were fired at a number of military posts, creating huge explosions that forced all residents in the Golan and some in northern Israel to scramble to bomb shelters in panic", said the group's leader, Hassan Nasrallah, according to Naharnet. No injuries were reported on the Israeli side.

Syrian air defense forces fired more than 100 missiles at Israeli planes attacking targets in Syria during the intense confrontation two weeks ago, an Israeli Air Force commander told colleagues from other nations.

He then went on to describe the series of events on 9 and 10 May.

Over the past few years, the Israeli military has launched sporadic attacks against various targets on Syrian soil. It was seemingly the first time Israel attributed an attack directly to Iran rather than its proxies.

Israel says it has carried out scores of strikes in Syria against suspected Iranian emplacements or arms transfers to Hezbollah guerrillas in neighbouring Lebanon.

Russian Federation is keeping its distance from the brewing Iran-Israel proxy war in Syria, but has warned on many occasions that Israeli interference may set back the security situation there, plunging the country back into chaos.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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