Israel attacks Syrian targets after rockets fired at Golan, IDF confirms
[Jpost] The IDF attacked a number of military targets in Syria on Sunday morning in response to two rockets which were fired at the Golan Heights from Syria on Saturday night, an IDF spokesperson confirmed.
|*sigh* When will they ever learn? |
IDF aircraft attacked a number of military targets connected to the Syrian military, including two artillery batteries, a number of observation and intelligence posts near the Golan Heights border and an SA-2 air defense battery.
During the Israeli attacks on Syria, IDF air defense systems were activated against anti-aircraft missiles. None of the missiles fell in Israeli territory, according to an IDF spokesperson.
Air defense systems were activated against missiles fired from the Golan Heights towards southwest Damascus, a Syrian military source said on Sunday morning, according to Kan news.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated that the attacks focused on groups of forces and warehouses connected to Hezbollah and Iran in southern Damascus, according to Kan.
At 4:10 a.m., Israel fired missiles towards the eastern Quneitra countryside causing damage and killing three soldiers and wounding seven other soldiers, a military source told the Syrian SANA news agency.
Two missiles were fired from Syria toward Israel’s Golan Heights on Saturday night, the IDF confirmed.
The military said it was checking reports that one of the missiles landed near the Mount Hermon ski resort while the other landed inside Syrian territory.
There were no incoming rocket sirens activated and no interception of the rockets. The military said there was no damage or injuries.
On Monday, the IDF struck a Syrian military position near Quneitra after an anti-aircraft missile was launched at a fighter jet flying in Israeli territory. According to reports, the Israeli strike killed a Syrian officer and soldier and damaged a military vehicle.
According to some reports the rockets fired Saturday night appeared to have been fired from the area of Damascus, some 40 km. away, similar to the January attack the IDF said at the time was a "premeditated" attack that Iran had hoped would deter Israel from carrying out
Arclight airstrikes against their assets.
Posted by: trailing wife 2019-06-02