Report: IDF tank fired warning shots at Syrian military

Today, after the Syrian military established an outpost in the demilitarized zone, contrary to cease-fire agreements, the IDF responded and fired warning shots. No injuries were reported.
Archive Photo Credit: Channel 2 News

Today (Saturday), the IDF responded to a Syrian shooting incident in the Golan Heights. No injuries were reported.

The incident took place after the Syrian military established an outpost in the demilitarized zone, contrary to cease-fire agreements. In response, an IDF tank fired warning shots at the area.

The suspected Iranian base in Syria Photo credit: ImageSat International (ISI)/Channel 2 News

Last week, images from an Israeli satellite showed a permanent Iranian military base outside the Syrian city of El-Kiswah, a mere 50 kilometers (about 31 miles) away from the Israeli border.

Eizenkot Photo Credit: Yonatan Sindel/ Flash 90/ Channel 2 News

As reported several days ago by JOL, during a rare interview with a Saudi newspaper, IDF Chief of General Staff Gadi Eizenkot said that Israel and Saudi Arabia share a common understanding when it comes to the threat from Iran. Eizenkot spoke about the tensions along Israel’s northern border and the possibility of a war with Hezbollah. “We have no intention of launching an attack on Hezbollah in Lebanon and starting a war,” he explained. “But we won’t tolerate a strategic threat against Israel.”



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