Israeli attack helicopters hit targets in Syria

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The Israeli Air Force fired two missiles towards the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions inside Ba’ath City on Monday night after the latter allegedly launched mortar shells into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. That reported by dailystar.com.lb.

Israel hit targets in Syria on Monday after mortars exploded on the Israeli side of the Golan Heights, most likely a result of errant fire from the Syrian war raging across the border. No one was injured and no damage was caused.

The air force “successfully targeted the source of the fire in Syria”, it said, warning that it holds the Damascus government responsible for any fire that hits Israel.

On July 4, the Israeli army said it had attacked two Syrian targets on the Golan after stray fire damaged the security fence.

And on July 17, Israeli said its military fired two Patriot missiles at a drone that infiltrated from Syria.

Israel has sought to avoid being drawn into Syria’s complex war which is now in its sixth year, but it has attacked Syrian military targets when fire from the conflict spills over.

Israel seized 1,200 square kilometres (460 square miles) of the Golan Heights from Syria in the Six-Day War of 1967 and later annexed it in a move never recognised by the international community.

Earlier Israeli Merkava main battle tank spotted at the Golan Heights. The Golan Heights, a rocky plateau in south-western Syria, has a political and strategic significance which belies its size.

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