In a rare apparent acknowledgement of Israel's military operations in Syria, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel Defence Forces were working systematically to prevent Tel Aviv's enemies from gaining a foothold near the Jewish State.
"We respond with attacks and force to every attack against us. But we are not only taking action after the fact, we are also denying the enemy capabilities before the fact. In a systematic and consistent way, we are working to prevent our enemy from establishing attack bases against us and in our vicinity," Netanyahu said, speaking at an event on Wednesday, according to The Times of Israel.
On Wednesday morning, Syrian air defences reported downing 'several' Israeli missiles during a suspected IDF strike in Daraa province. Later in the day, the Syrian Arab News Agency said that Israeli military had also conducted "electronic warfare" against Syrian defences to try to suppress its air defence radar installations.
Information about any possible casualties has yet to be reported.
... Tell al-Ḥarra is the highest point in Syria's Daraa governorate and has reportedly tonight been targeted by Israel's air force ... pic.twitter.com/DZztne9OY7— Dominic | دومينيك (@domihol) 12 июня 2019 г.
Prior to Wednesday's strikes, the last reported IDF attack against Syria took place on June 2, with jets striking multiple targets throughout the country which Tel Aviv said was a response to rocket fire into Israel.