Israeli Air Force F-15 planes. Photo: Reuters / Amir Cohen.

Israel Launches Airstrikes in Syria in Response to Explosive Devices Found on Border

Israel launched air raids against what it called a wide range of Syrian and Iranian targets in Syria on Wednesday, sending a signal that it will pursue its policy of striking across the border despite US President Donald Trump’s election defeat.

Israel said it was retaliating for what it called an Iran-sponsored operation in which Syrians planted explosives near an Israeli military base in the Golan Heights.