Assad, Putin
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Iran's military and political leadership did not inform their Syrian counterparts of their intention to launch a missile attack on Israel last night, according to a report by News 2.

Iranian forces stationed in Syria fired 20 rockets at Israeli territory Wednesday night. Four of the projectiles were shot down by Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system, while other rockets fell inside of Syrian territory.

In response, roughly a dozen Iranian and Assad regime targets inside Syria were hit. Russian sources claimed 28 Israeli aircraft fired 60 missiles at the targets in Syria, killing 23 people, including 18 Iranians and 5 Syrian soldiers

According to News 2, Iran;s allies in the regime of Bashar Al Assad are concerned by Iran's attack on Israel from Syrian soil. Russia is reportedly also unhappy with Iran's military entrenchment in Syria and is not planning on aiding Iran in the event of further military confrontations with Israel.

Iran's attack on Israel received widespread international condemnation. The White House issued a statement Thursday calling Iran’s deployment of rocket and missile systems in Syria “unacceptable”, and warned Iran would bear “full responsibility” for the consequences of its behavior.

“The U.S. condemns the Iranian regime’s provocative rocket attacks from Syria against Israeli citizens, and we strongly support Israel’s right to act in self-defense," the White House stated.

In an unusual move, the Gulf Arab state of Bahrain also came out in support of Israel's right to defend itself from Iranian aggression in Syria.

Khalid Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, the Foreign Minister of Bahrain, wrote on his Twitter account Thursday: "As long as Iran has breached the status quo in the region and invaded countries with its forces and missiles, so any state in the region, including Israel, is entitled to defend itself by destroying sources of danger.”