Israel strikes targets in Syria for 2nd day

  • Israel strikes targets in Syria for 2nd day

Israel strikes targets in Syria for 2nd day

The military says the projectiles landed in an open area and there were no injuries.

"We also view with utmost gravity Iran's attempts to establish itself militarily in Syria as well as its attempts to arm Hezbollah -via Syria and Lebanon - with advanced weaponry", Netanyahu said on Sunday.

Saturday's so-called retaliatory strikes targeted Syrian positions north of Golan Heights where rockets were allegedly fired from on Israeli territories.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said following Saturday's events that Israel would react forcefully to any violation of its territory and would not accept "any drizzle of fire of any kind".

Israel rigorously guards the western part of the Golan Heights, which it captured from Syria during the 1967 Six-Day War.

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military on Sunday said it attacked a series of targets belonging to the Syrian military, after several projectiles from neighboring Syria landed in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights for a second day.

The above footage shows Israeli military aircraft targeting a number of Syrian positions, including at least two tanks.

Syria's state-run media SANA reported that the army repelled an attack from al-Qaeda linked rebels near Baath city when the "Israeli enemy" attacked, causing damage to buildings and unknown casualties. A US-led coalition backs some of the militia groups that want to overthrow Assad, including SDF and Free Syrian Army. "We respond with force to any hit on our territory or to our citizens".

According to the IDF, one of the Syrian projectiles was itself intercepted by an Israeli Arrow-2 missile, prompting Israel to disclose that its planes were operating in foreign airspace.

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