For the second time in less than a week, the Israeli Air Force on Wednesday night launched retaliatory airstrikes against Syrian regime mortar launchers in the Golan Heights.
By Elad Benari
The Israeli Air Force launched airstrikes overnight Wednesday against mortar launchers belonging to the Syrian regime on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, the IDF Spokesperson stated.
According to the statement, the attacks were in retaliation for the firing of a projectile towards the northern Golan Heights earlier in the day.
No injuries were reported in that incident. It is believed the projectile “leaked” into Israel as part of the fighting between the Syrian regime and the rebels.
“The IDF holds the Syrian regime responsible for what happens in its territory and will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israel’s sovereignty and the security of its citizens,” the IDF statement said.
This marks the second time this week that the IDF attacked in Syria. On Sunday night, IDF forces attacked artillery launchers belonging to the Syrian regime in the Golan Heights in response to the firing of a mortar shell which exploded on the Israeli side of the Golan Heights.
Military sources said at the time that the mortar shell likely exploded in Israel accidentally and was the result of internal fighting in Syria.
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