Israel sends stern warning to Iran & Syria after IDF struck targets Sunday belonging to forces loyal to the Syrian regime, in response to the continued errant fire exploding in northern Israel for the second day.
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Several projectiles fired from Syria landed in open territory in Israel’s Golan Heights on Sunday afternoon, the IDF confirmed. No injuries were reported in the incident.
The military added that the errant projectiles were the result of internal fighting in Syria
Earlier today, in response to over 10 projectiles fired at Israel, an IAF aircraft targeted 3 positions belonging to the Syrian regime pic.twitter.com/JWOVVXG1dc
— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) June 24, 2017
Israel strikes Syrian targets in response to earlier cross-border fire, June 24, 2017. – IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
The IDF struck targets belonging to forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime in response to the errant fire that hit northern Israel earlier in the day, the military confirmed on Sunday evening.
Among the targets struck were two canons and one truck loaded with ammunition.
The IDF has also instructed residents of the area as well as farmers working along the border not to remain in the area as long as the fire exchange continues.
The United Nations Disengagement Observer Force was notified by Israel about the hits it suffered from Syria.
Sunday was the second day in a row that the Israeli-Syrian border has been effected by a spillover from the ongoing conflict in Syria. On Saturday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel will not tolerate any violation of its security on any front. His comments came shortly after the IDF retaliated against Syria for the firing of 10 projectiles onto the Golan Heights.
“We are not willing to accept any ‘drizzle’ [of fire] or ‘spillover’ on any front,” said the prime minister, “We will react with force to any firing on our territory.” On Sunday Netanyahu used the cabinet meeting to stress that Israel will not allow the Islamic Republic to establish a permanent presences on the Golan.
“Our policy is clear,” he said. “We will not accept any kind of ‘drizzle, not of mortars, rockets, or spillover fire [from the Syrian Civil War]. We respond with force to every attack on our territory and against our citizens.”
Maariv Online contributed to this report.
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