Israel attacks Syrian position after mortar strikes near Golan border
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Israel attacks Syrian position after mortar strikes near Golan border

IDF retaliates by hitting artillery positions across the border after a shell was fired into the Jewish state

Israeli soldiers in the Golan Heights 

 Photo by: Ayal Margolin- JINIPIX
Israeli soldiers in the Golan Heights Photo by: Ayal Margolin- JINIPIX

Israel attacked a Syrian artillery position in the Syrian Golan Heights after a mortar shell struck in Israel near the Syria-Israel border.

The mortar fire is believed to be spillover from Syria’s long-running civil war. The Israel Defence Forces typically responds to spillover gunfire and mortars with return fire. Its retaliatory strike hit in the same northern Golan area from the site of the mortar fire. There were no reports on Syrian injuries.

The retaliation comes more than a week after Israel launched an airstrike on Syria’s T-4 air base, which is believed to be home to an advanced Iranian air-defence system.

“The IDF holds the Syrian regime accountable and won’t tolerate any attempt to breach Israeli sovereignty or endanger civilians,” the IDF said in a statement.

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