Israel strikes targets in Syria for 2nd day


The Israeli military on Sunday said it attacked a series of targets belonging to the Syrian military, after several projectiles from neighboring Syria landed in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights for a second day.

The military said it targeted two Syrian artillery positions and an ammunitions truck. There were no immediate reports of casualties. But as an added precaution, the military instructed Israeli civilians from gathering in open areas in the border area.

It was the second straight day that Israel responded to what it has described as errant fire from Syria. Israel has tried to stay out of the six-year civil war in Syria and refrained from taking sides, but has responded to spillover fire on numerous occasions.

Israel also is believed to have carried out airstrikes on suspected weapons shipments to its archenemy Hezbollah, whose fighters are in Syria backing government forces.

“Our policy is clear: We will not tolerate any spillover or trickle whatsoever — neither mortars nor rockets, from any front,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his Cabinet on Sunday. “We will respond strongly to any attack on our territory or our citizens.”

He also said Israel views “with utmost gravity” Iranian attempts to gain a foothold in Syria or to provide advanced weapons to Hezbollah, its Lebanese proxy.

In Saturday’s fighting, Israeli aircraft struck various positions, destroying two tanks, in response to more than 10 projectiles that landed in its territory, the military said.

Syrian state media said a number of people were killed.

Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria in the 1967 Mideast war. It subsequently annexed the strategic plateau overlooking northern Israel, but that annexation is not international recognized.

The Associated Press



5 responses to “Israel strikes targets in Syria for 2nd day”

  1. What’s not to like? 🙂

  2. Hind Abyad Avatar
    Hind Abyad

    Israeli air force conducts another strike at Syrian Army position in Quneitra.
    4th time in a week..

  3. Niemals Avatar

    Ya Libnan the FAKE website URL has realized that they have forgotten to report on the war between Syria and Israel – OLD NEWS

    It was refreshing news from the Syrian state media about a number of people were killed….
    Never heard about war which is not blood stained.
    Innocent victim: Doctors treating a wounded child said to have been injured by Syrian government forces shelling at Qusayr, near Homs

  4. Hind Abyad Avatar
    Hind Abyad

    ‘Air strike on Syria’
    General Joseph L. Votel Commander of United States Central Command.

    “We have a fucking problem”

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