Israel targets Assad positions in response to Golan crossfire

Behind The News

The IDF reportedly launched an attack against several Syrian regime targets near the Golan Heights on Saturday in retaliation for fighting that spilled over into Israeli territory earlier in the day.

The mortar shells landed in open areas causing no damage or casualties and were believed to be stray fire from fighting between the Syrian government forces and rebels.

Two hours after the projectiles landed, the IDF announced that “IAF aircraft targeted the position from which the launches originated.”

“Furthermore, the IAF targeted two tanks belonging to the Syrian regime in the Northern Syrian Golan Heights.”

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An official protest has been filed with the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force that monitors the border, the statement added.

An hour after notifying of the errant fire, the IDF released a further statement saying it had instructed civilians to refrain from moving and gathering in open areas adjacent to the border area.

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