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Israel Launches Air Strikes On Syria After Foiled Border Attack


Tensions are already excessive between bitter rivals Israel and Syria. (Representational)

Jerusalem:

Israeli fighter jets, assault helicopters and different warplanes late Monday struck Syrian navy targets in southern Syria, a day after thwarting an assault within the Golan Heights, the Israeli military mentioned.

“The targets struck include observation posts and intelligence collection systems, anti-aircraft artillery facilities and command and control systems in SAF (Syrian Armed Forces) bases,” the military mentioned in assertion.

Syrian state media mentioned Syria had activated its air defences towards “hostile targets” close to the capital Damascus.

The Israeli military mentioned earlier it had killed 4 males laying explosives late Sunday close to the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan Heights, the most recent safety incident on the tense northern borders.

The Israel Defence Forces confirmed the incident prompted the air strikes.

“In response, a short while ago, IDF fighter jets, attack helicopters and aircraft struck military targets in southern Syria, belonging to the Syrian Armed Forces,” the IDF mentioned in an announcement.

“The IDF holds the Syrian government responsible for all activities on Syrian soil, and will continue operating with determination against any violation of Israeli sovereignty,” it mentioned.

Tensions are already excessive between bitter rivals Israel and Syria.

Last month, Israeli military helicopters struck navy targets in southern Syria in retaliation for earlier “munitions” hearth in direction of Israel.

Israel didn’t straight blame Syrian forces for the munitions hearth, however mentioned it held the Damascus authorities accountable.  

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