Israel strikes Syrian military near Golan Heights

Israel launched strikes on Syrian military positions yesterday, close to the two countries’ disputed border in the Golan Heights. According to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), the action was a response to what it said were more than 10 projectiles fired into Israel from inside Syria.

It said that the projectiles, however, did not cause any casualties. Israeli aircraft targeted three positions including two tanks belonging to the Syrian regime.

Syrian state-run news agency SANA reported that several people were killed in the Israeli strikes. SANA said fighting in the area is between the Syrian regime and the al Nusra Front, a militant Syrian rebel group. No one is reported to have been wounded as a result of the projectile fire.

Israel lodged an official protest with the United Nations’ Disengagement Observer Force, which monitors relations between Israel and Syria in the Golan Heights, over what it called an unacceptable breach of Israeli sovereignty.

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