Transcript for Israel says its fighter jets struck Iranian targets in Syria
Meantime tonight, just days after the president ripped up the nuclear deal with Iran, pulling the U.S. Out, tonight, Israel now striking Iranian military targets in Syria. These are the images coming in tonight, and remember, president trump pointed to Israel and Benjamin Netanyahu's presentation of evidence against Iran as part of his reason for pulling out. Again tonight, Israel now launching those strikes, they say after a failed Iranian rocket attack. Is this a sign of what's coming? Our team was in Syria as this unfolded, and ABC's senior foreign correspondent Ian Pannell tonight. Reporter: Streaks of light over Syria as Iran and Israel, two sworn enemies, move into more direct confrontation. Israeli fighter jets striking dozens of growing Iranian targets in Syria. The Israel defense forces releasing aerial footage of a hit on a missile defense system. The camera approaches the target, then cuts out. Weapons depots and intelligence sites also targeted in Israel's biggest attack in Syria in more than four decades. Israel says the strikes were retaliation after, earlier, Iranian forces inside Syria fired 20 rockets towards the israeli-controlled Golan heights. This is the first time Israel tel aviv says the Iranian rockets missed their target, and there were no casualties, but that retaliation was swift and fierce. Tonight, Israel's prime minister say, "Iran crossed a red line. And in all this, U.S. Forces still in on the ground in Syria as the white house also condemns what it calls Iran's "Provocative rocket attacks." These attacks coming just hours after president trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal. These attacks certainly seem like a reaction to that decision, and above all, growing military pressure from Israel. David? Ian Pannell, thank you. And back here at home at this hour, bracing for severe weather in the middle of the
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