This is the latest in escalating tensions between Israel and Iran, as on April 13 the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced that an Iranian drone that had penetrated Israeli airspace in February was laced with explosives and was set to attack Israel.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem, Sunday, April 15, 2018. "This night, under America's guidance, the United States, France and Britain acted accordingly (because) Syria continues to carry out its murderous actions", the official, who declined to be identified, said.
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According to United Nations officials, hundreds of thousands of people have been killed in the conflict - now in its eighth year - while millions more have been displaced.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi deplored the Israeli regime's recent attack against a Syrian air base, which killed seven Iranian military advisers, and said Israel will be punished "sooner or later".
A US embassy spokeswoman confirmed to Reuters that Israel had been notified before the strikes, but she provided no further details.
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Hezbollah, like Iran and Russian Federation, is backing Assad in the war. The base is controlled by the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke to Netanyahu and urged him to do nothing to destabilise Syria, according to a Kremlin statement.
Israel has mounted air strikes in Syria on a regular basis, targeting suspected weapons shipments to Lebanese Hezbollah.
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The official's admissions to the New York Times represented the first time for an Israeli source to admit that Israel warplanes had struck an Iranian position in Syria.