(JNS.org) The Israel Defense Forces hit two targets in Syria on Tuesday in response to mortar fire by the Syrian military that landed in Israel.
According to the IDF, three mortars fired from Syria landed in Israeli territory on Tuesday morning in the Golan Heights. The IDF said it believes the rockets were errant fire as a result of fighting between the Syrian government and rebels in the area. The Syrian government, backed by Iranian and Hezbollah forces, has been battling rebel and Islamic terror groups in the Golan Heights over the past year amid the ongoing Syrian civil war.
“In response to the rocket fire, IDF artillery targeted two military posts of the Syrian Armed Forces in the central Syrian Golan Heights,” the IDF said in a statement, adding that it “holds the Syrian army responsible for what is taking place in its territory, and will not tolerate any attempt to undermine the sovereignty of the State of Israel, or the security of its citizens.”