Israel tells civilians to steer clear of Syria border

Randolph Lopez
June 26, 2017

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

Syria's SANA news reported that "as part of the Israeli enemy's continuing support for terrorist organizations", Israeli warplanes attacked "service facilities and residential buildings" at the same time Jabhat al-Nsura terrorists were attacking the area. The Israeli military added that the retaliatory strike was aimed at two tanks and a position where the projectiles were fired into Israel.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based monitoring group, said two Syrian soldiers were killed in the attack.

View from Israeli-occupied Golan Heights shows smoke billowing from Syrian side on Sunday.

The fire was due to internal fighting from the Syrian civil war. No Israelis were hurt or wounded in the incident and no damage was caused.

Israel has protested to the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) that the airstrike was carried out "because of the unacceptable violation of Israeli sovereignty".

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It was the second day in a row that errant fire from Syria drew Israeli retaliation.

"We are not willing to accept any "drizzle" [of fire] or "spillover" on any front".

Syria descended into war in 2011, when President Bashar al-Assad deployed government troops to quash anti-government demonstrations in several areas of the country.

"We will respond strongly, resolutely and with levelheadedness to any such case", he said.

In April, Israel fired a Patriot anti-ballistic missile, reportedly intercepting a drone that entered Israel's air space from Syria.

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