The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) opened fire Sunday at positions of the Syrian artillery in the Golan Heights, the IDF spokesperson said.
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) The spokesperson cited initial reports that said mortar fire from the Syrian artillery had hit an open area within the territory administered by the Israeli military. No one was reportedly injured. © AFP 2016/ MAHMOUD ZAYYAT Lebanon May File Complaint With UN Over Israeli Incursions “In response to mortar fire earlier today, IDF targeted Syrian regime artillery positions in the Syrian Golan Heights,” the message read. The Golan Heights is a disputed territory on the Israeli-Syrian border. Israel occupied part of the land during the 1967 war and has been managing it alongside other areas in the West Bank for almost half a century.
Syria says Israel and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri militant groups operating inside the Arab country. Moreover, the Syrian army has repeatedly seized huge quantities of Israeli-made weapons and advanced military equipment from the foreign-backed militants inside Syria.
Israel seized the Golan Heights from Syria after the 1967 Six-Day War and later occupied it in a move that has never been recognized by the international community.
The regime has built tens of illegal settlements in the area ever since and has used the region to carry out a number of military operations against the Syrian government.Sputnik news