IDF strikes target in Syria in retaliation for spillover

According to the IDF, the Air Force struck the source of the projectile and was “acting proportionally to prevent any deterioration.”

June 30, 2017 16:37

The Syrian area of Quneitra is seen in the background as an out-of-commission Israeli tank parks on a hill, near the ceasefire line between Israel and Syria, in the Golan Heights.. (photo credit: BAZ RATNER/REUTERS)


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The Israeli Air Force struck a Syrian regime position in the Golan Heights on Friday in retaliation for a projectile that landed earlier In Israeli territory.

The projectile, which landed in open territory in the northern Ramat HaGolan, caused no damage or injuries. It is believed to be spillover from the fighting between the Assad regime and rebel groups fighting near the town of Quneitra close to the Israeli border.

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According to the IDF, the Air Force struck the source of the projectile and was “acting proportionally."

A number of projectiles have landed in Israeli territory due to the fighting which has intensified the Syrian side of Quneitra as the Assad regime fights numerous rebels groups. 

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