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Israeli jets hit targets in Syria, following US missile attacks

22nd Apr 2017
Israeli jets hit targets in Syria, following US missile attacks

By Turgut Alp Boyraz

 

JERUSALEM (AA): Israeli jets on Friday hit several targets in Syria in response to rocket attacks from the war-torn country, the military said in a written statement.

The attack came after two rockets fired from Syria landed in the Israeli Golan Heights earlier, the statement said.

The Syrian rocket attack left no casualties, the military said, adding the rockets were destroyed by Israeli air defense systems.

Last month, the Israeli army said in a statement its jets had struck positions inside Syrian territory. The Syrian regime, for its part, said its air defenses had downed one of the Israeli jets that entered its airspace.

The Israeli military, however, later denied the Syrian claims, asserting that all of its fighters had “safely returned to their bases”.

Since the outbreak of the Syria conflict in 2011, Israel has occasionally struck positions inside its war-ravaged neighbor, especially after mortar shells — allegedly fired from Syrian territory — fell inside the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

[Map of Israeli occupied Syrian Golan Heights. United States Central Intelligence Agency’s World Factbook/Public Domain]

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