Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday warned Iran not to launch a retaliatory attack against Israel after Tehran accused Tel Aviv of carrying out an airstrike on a Syrian airbase.
A number of Iranian military personnel were reportedly killed Sunday in an airstrike on Tiyas airbase in western Homs province.
While Russia, Iran and Syria have accused Israel of carrying out the pre-dawn attack, Tel Aviv has refused to comment.
On Tuesday, an Iranian official said the airstrike would not remain without a response, according to Lebanese news channel Al Mayadeen.
Israeli army officials said Israel would overthrow the Assad government if Iran attacked Israel through Syria.
Israel’s Haaretz daily said Wednesday the Israeli army has placed its forces along its northern border on high alert in the wake of the Iranian threat.
Source: Palestine Chronicle