In response to the missile fire that exploded within an open field in the Golan Heights, spilling over from the fighting in Syria, IDF tanks struck an Assad army target near Quneitra. IDF Spokesperson’s Unit: “IDF won’t tolerate attacks threatening Israeli sovereignty.”

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Amid the rising tensions between Syria and Israel after the Israeli Air Force (IAF) struck a Syrian anti-aircraft battery earlier this week and in response to the rocket fire that landed in the Golan Heights, IDF tanks struck military outposts within Syrian territory twice within an hour.

As reported earlier by JOL, a missile landing was identified this afternoon (Thursday), as a result of the fighting in Syria, in the Northern Golan Heights within a mine field on the border. No damage or injuries were reported and IDF forces have begun sweeping the area for debris and shrapnel from the missile.

“In response to the projectile that hit Israel earlier today, the IDF targeted the sources of fire in the Syrian Golan Heights,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit wrote in a statement confirming Syrian reports. “The IDF holds the Syrian regime responsible for any aggression from its territory and won’t tolerate attacks threatening Israeli sovereignty.” According to sources in Syria, a 130-mm cannon from Assad’s army was destroyed during the military response near Quneitra. No injuries were reported.

Yesterday, rocket sirens were sounded on IDF bases in the Northern Golan Heights also as a result of missile launches from the fighting within Syria. However, no missile landing was identified within Israeli territory.