Iran ‘is impatient to fight Israel and eliminate it from the earth’: Threat after Israeli missile attack on Tehran forces in Syria leaves 11 dead

The head of Iran’s air force has warned his country is ‘impatient’ to fight Israel and ‘eliminate it from the Earth’ – after deadly Israeli missile attacks on Tehran forces in Syria.

Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh said young Iranian air force recruits are ‘fully ready… to confront the Zionist regime’.

The comments, on a state-linked website, came after Israel’s military said it had targeted Iranian installations near the Syrian capital Damascus early today, hours after intercepting a rocket fired from Syrian territory.