Israel strikes Syria

After mortar fire landed in the Golan Heights, the Israeli Air Force struck back.

Rachel Kaplan ,

Israel Air Force (Illustration)
Israel Air Force (Illustration)
Israel Air Force

The Israeli Air Force struck a military target in Syria in response to mortar fire which landed in the Golan Heights in the north.

IAF jets scrambled into the air when a mortar strayed over from Syria and exploded in the Golan Heights. The fighter jets targeted a Syrian army missile launcher in retaliation, near Quneitra, Syria.

According to Syrian media, an unmanned aircraft struck a Ba'ath party position at the outskirts of Quneitra.

No one was injured. The mortar landed in open terrain.

No Red Alert rocket sirens sounded when the mortar breached Israeli territory.

Israel maintains a policy that spillover fighting, even of rebels, is the responsibility of the country who allowed it into Israel.