Could Israel’s strike on Iranian embassy be the tipping point into wider regional conflict?

April 06, 2024

But this was by far the most significant – both in terms of where the strike took place and who it killed. Dozens of Israeli strikes over the last six months have killed many senior Iranian commanders and officials, including the IRGC’s intelligence chief in Syria. “[But] it may feel compelled to respond more forcefully to maintain the credibility of its regional deterrence posture,” he added. Nine civilians and 11 soldiers have been killed in Israel and about 240 Hezbollah fighters and 40 civilians have been killed in Lebanon. Hezbollah “does not fear war and is fully prepared for any war” with Israel, he added.