Israel tells civilians to steer clear of Syria border

Katrina Barker
June 26, 2017

It said that the projectiles, however, did not cause any casualties.

Earlier in the day, gun fire from the war raging in Syria spilled over into Israel with a number of projectiles hitting the Israeli Golan Heights.

Syria's military later said in a statement that Israel had attacked one of its military posts in support of terrorist groups, as it describes the jihadist rebels it is fighting in that area.

The Israeli strike came in response to 10 projectiles fired from Syria that hit Israeli-held Golan Heights.

Israel's military has asked Israelis to keep their distance from the Syrian border area. Syrian media outlets report that five were killed in the attack.Israel warned today that no such incidents would be tolerated and each would be responded to. No injuries were reported.

Israel also is believed to have carried out airstrikes on suspected weapons shipments to its archenemy Hezbollah, whose fighters are in Syria backing government forces. "We are not prepared to accept any spillover or trickle of fire from any front whatsoever".

The war monitor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said rebel groups in Quneitra had launched an assault and were storming army positions near Baath City.

Israel launched strikes on Syrian military positions Saturday, close to the two countries' disputed border in the Golan Heights. "We will respond with force to any fire on our territory".

"We have no intention of allowing the breech of our sovereignty and harming of our security to go unpassed", said Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman.

The IDF reported that ten projectiles landed in the northern Israeli Golan Heights, apparently as a spillover from the war in Syria.

Other reports by AllAboutTopnews

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