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IDF hits Syrian army targets after five rockets fired at Golan Heights

The rockets hit open areas.

The moment of impact in the Golan Heights of a rocket from Syria, Jan. 1, 2024. Source: Screenshot/X.
The moment of impact in the Golan Heights of a rocket from Syria, Jan. 1, 2024. Source: Screenshot/X.

The Israel Defense Forces struck targets in Syria overnight Monday after five rockets were fired across the border into the Golan Heights.

According to the IDF, the rockets all hit open areas. Some of the rockets struck a road near Golan communities. Dashcam footage shared on social media shows a rocket hitting close to cars.

The IDF on Tuesday confirmed that it struck “military infrastructure of the Syrian army” in response to the launches.

Syrian state media reported that several targets were hit in the Damascus region at 4:45 a.m., causing “material losses.”

On Sunday night, Israeli Air Force fighter jets shot down two apparent drones launched towards northern Israel from Syria.

One “hostile aircraft” was downed after crossing into northern Israel, triggering sirens in the Golan Heights communities of Keshet and Katzrin, according to the IDF.

A little over an hour later, another aircraft was intercepted while “on route to Israeli territory from the east.”

The Islamic Resistance in Iraq took responsibility for the attack, saying that it was “in support of Gaza.” The umbrella group of Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias in Iraq and Syria is composed of Kata’ib Hezbollah (“The Battalions of the Party of God”), Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba (“Movement of the Party of God’s Nobles”) and Kata’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada (“The Battalions of the Master of Martyrs”).

It was at least the third drone attack on Israel by the Iran-backed militias since the start of the Hamas war, including a suicide drone that hit the Golan Heights last week.

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