An Israeli vehicle patrols the border with Lebanon, near Kfar Kila, Lebanon May 10, 2018. REUTERS/Aziz Taher
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Recent escalation between Iran and Israel via strikes on and from Syrian soil is a new phase in the long-simmering conflict, but is still far from escalating to the point of involving south Lebanon, analysts say. Although Israel has struck Hezbollah and Iranian units in Syria on dozens of occasions in recent years, a response from Tehran had been expected after four Iranians were killed in an Israeli strike in April.Coinciding with the announcement Tuesday by President Donald Trump that he was withdrawing the U.S. from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Israel put forces on high alert and advised civilians to head to bunkers before carrying out its strikes in Syria – possibly pre-empting Tehran's Wednesday night attack. Iranian forces or fighters under their command are believed to have launched 20 rockets at Israeli outposts in the occupied Golan Heights, provoking a large-scale response from the Jewish state, which carried out air raids on dozens of alleged Iranian targets inside Syria.
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