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Israel strikes Syrian military near Golan Heights


Israel's military said 10 projectiles from inside Syria had hit the Golan and it responded with air strikes on the position they were launched from and on two Syrian army tanks, one as it was preparing to fire.

Israel launched strikes on Syrian military positions Saturday, close to the two countries' disputed border in the Golan Heights.

According to Arab media sources, the attack reportedly left two Syrian Army soldiers dead after Israeli Air Force jets struck tanks belonging to the regime of President Bashar Assad. Those reports could not be immediately verified.

However, the army said it considers the fire an "unacceptable breach of Israeli sovereignty", and filed an official protest with the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, which maintains the cease-fire between Syria and Israel.

Aaron Klein is Breitbart's Jerusalem bureau chief and senior investigative reporter.

Israeli aircraft targeted three positions from which the projectiles were fired, the IDF said.

Israel did not confirm or deny the reported Damascus attack.

The Syrian regime is engaged in fighting against various disparate rebel groups in the region, including Islamic State and other Islamist fighters.

A number of missiles from Syria have landed in open fields in the northern Golan Heights. Israel annexed the Golan area following the Six-Day War in 1967, but the move was never recognized by the global community.

The Israeli side of the Golan has been hit sporadically by what is thought to be stray fire from fighting between forces loyal to Syria's government and rebels.

Around 510 square kilometers of the Golan are under Syrian control.

The armed Shia militia is fighting alongside the Syrian regime in the country's six-year civil war.

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