The Israeli Defense Force has attacked the Syrian Army after claiming that Syrian shells landed in Israeli-occupied Syria.
Israeli warplanes struck two Syrian government army tanks and artillery positions after projectiles landed in the Israeli-controlled part of the Golan Heights after being fired from Syrian territory.
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BREAKING: Syrian media reports two people were killed by Israeli retaliatory strikes after projectiles earlier hit the Golan Heights pic.twitter.com/Q3KnRLEdyq
— i24NEWS English (@i24NEWS_EN) June 24, 2017
RT reports that: The Israeli military said several projectiles fired from Syria “hit an open area” in the northern Golan Heights. No injuries were reported.
Calling the incident an “unacceptable violation of Israeli sovereignty,” IDF aircraft targeted the “origin of launches and two Syrian tanks”.
In response to over 10 projectiles launched from Syria, IAF aircraft targeted origin of launches & 2 Syrian tanks
— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) June 24, 2017
Such incidents are described by the Israeli military as accidental overspills during clashes between the Syrian government forces and opposition groups.
Russia Insider notes that South Front has something interesting to add, pro-government sources are saying it was actually the Israeli-backed rebels who shelled Golan:
Since the Saturday morning, Al-Bath city in Quneitra has been under an attack from Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) and its allies.
Many pro-government source reported that HTS [al-Qaeda] and some Free Syrian Army groups have repeatedly opened fire on the Israeli-held territory in order to provoke Israeli military strikes on the SAA .
To add to the absurdity of this situation, Israel has carved out a piece of Quneitra province, declaring a “safe zone” that now unofficially runs roughly 6 miles (10km) deep and 12 miles (20km) long beyond the demarcation line of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
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