Strikes Launched Against Syrian Military

Projectiles fired from Syria hit the Golan Heights

The Israeli Air Force launched a strike in Syria after several projectiles were fired out of the war-torn country into the Golan Heights region Saturday, Israeli officials said.

In response, an Israeli aircraft hit two Syrian army tanks and a heavy-machine-gun position on the Syrian side of the buffer zone that separates the two countries, the spokesman said.

Earlier on Saturday, the IDF instructed Israeli civilians to stay away from the border area near Quneitra, the small village near the Golan Height's border with southern Syria that falls within a zone formerly demilitarized by the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF).

Syrian media said an unspecified number of people were killed in the war jet attack. SANA said fighting in the area is between the Syrian regime and the al Nusra Front, a militant Syrian rebel group.

Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Israel believes the Assad regime is "accountable for what is happening on the ground and will continue to suffer the consequences".




Israel carries out occasional airstrikes in Syria against what it says are deliveries of advanced weapons to Hizballah.

Around 510 square kilometers of the Golan are under Syrian control.

Israel did not confirm or deny the reported Damascus attack.

Israel had repeatedly declared it would not intervene in the internal fighting in Syria. Israel carried out retaliatory strikes on Syrian army targets, its military said.

This post was syndicated from Vanguard News.

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