Israel attacks Syrian position after shell hit Golan

Israeli side of the border shows smoke rising near the Israeli Syrian border in the Golan Heights during fights between the rebels and the Syrian army

IDF responds to Syrian shell landing in Golan Heights

Errant mortar fire from the Syrian Civil War hit Israel's Golan Heights on Wednesday during a visit to the area by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. During my speech shells from the Syrian side landed in our territory and the IDF has already struck back.

Israel said it attacked a Syrian military position yesterday in the village of Samadanieh Al-Sharqiyah in Quneitra province.

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The Israeli military said the Syrian shell hit an open area in the northern Golan Heights, causing no injuries, and in response, the army "targeted the Syrian military position that fired the mortar".

Israel has conducted several air strikes in Syria since that country's civil war erupted in 2011, most of which it has said had been against arms convoys or warehouses of its Lebanese arch-foe Hezbollah.

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He was speaking at the Israeli town of Katzrin on the Golan, when a Syrian mortar shell hit further north and Israeli warplanes retaliated.

A sunny day in the Golan Heights in northern Israel. The cooperation began when the Israelis began assisting Syrian fighters, including alleged "Islamist extremists", through medical care at Israeli hospitals, in a relationship that soon led to direct funding for fighters for salaries, ammunition and weapons. Military activities in zone are a spillover of the six-year Syrian conflict. "According to Israel's perspective, the enemy of my enemy is my friend".

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For the first time, the Israeli Air Force attacked the Syrian government forces' tanks and artillery positions on June 24, after 10 projectiles fell on the Israeli-controlled part of the Golan Heights.

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