Dozens of rockets were fired from Syria on the Israeli-occupied Golan overnight, a war monitor said Thursday, without confirming Israeli reports they were fired by Iranian forces.
"After the first Israeli bombardment on the town of Baath, dozens of rockets were launched from Quneitra and the southwest of the adjacent Damascus countryside on the occupied part of the Golan Heights," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
It did not specify who fired the rockets nor what they targeted, but Israeli officials earlier put the number of rockets at around 20 and said they were launched by the Al-Quds force of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards.
Israel said it was in retaliation for Iranian rocket fire from the Quneitra area that it launched missile strikes on Iranian military infrastructure in Syria.
A senior military pro-regime source in Syria confirmed the salvo of rockets, but insisted Israel fired first.
"Israel started and extended its aggression, and the response was the firing of more than 50 surface-to-surface missiles in the direction of its military positions in the Golan Heights," the source said.