Israel strikes Syrian military near Golan Heights

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  • The strike came in response to Syrian projectiles, Israel said
  • Israeli rockets claimed a number of lives, Syrian state media outlet reported

The action was a response to what the IDF said were more than 10 projectiles fired into Israel from inside Syria. The IDF described the projectile fire as “errant,” blaming it on internal fighting.

Israeli aircraft targeted three positions from which the projectiles were fired, the IDF said. The strikes included hits on two tanks belonging to the Syrian regime.

Syrian state-run news agency SANA reported several people were killed in the Israeli strikes. SANA said fighting in the area is between the Syrian regime and the al Nusra Front, a militant Syrian rebel group. No one is reported to have been wounded as a result of the projectile fire.

Israeli soldiers patrol near the border with Syria after projectiles fired from the war-torn country hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on June 24, 2017.

Israel lodged an official protest with the United Nations’ Disengagement Observer Force, which monitors relations between Israel and Syria in the Golan Heights, over what it called an unacceptable breach of Israeli sovereignty.

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