Israel tells civilians to steer clear of Syria border

Quneitra

Earlier in the day, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced that projectiles fired from Syrian territory hit an open area in the northern Golan Heights with no injuries as a result of the incident.

While most were presumed to be stray shots, Israel has accused Syria of aiming at Israeli targets on several occasions, briefly returning fire.

Israel said it responded with airstrikes on the position the mortars came from and took out two Syrian army tanks, including one as it was preparing to fire.

Syrian state-run news agency SANA reported several people were killed in the Israeli strikes.

Israel has protested to the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) that the airstrike was carried out "because of the unacceptable violation of Israeli sovereignty".


It also reported fierce fighting between forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and rebels in Quneitra.

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

The government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media said Syrian troops and their allies repelled an attack by insurgents on the outskirts of the southern city of Baath on the edge of the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights.

Israel had repeatedly declared it would not intervene in the internal fighting in Syria.

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