12:14 GMT20 February 2020
Listen Live
    Middle East
    Get short URL
    537
    Subscribe

    Several projectiles, launched from the Syrian territory, fell in the Israeli-controlled part of the Golan Heights, causing no injuries, the Israel Defense Force (IDF) said Sunday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The military has not yet said whether the shelling from the Syrian side was deliberate.

    ​On Saturday, the Israel Defense Forces said that in response to over 10 projectiles launched from Syria, the air force targeted origin of launches and destroyed two Syrian tanks.

    ​Earlier in the day, commenting on the incident, a source in the Russian Defense Ministry told Sputnik that the Israeli aircraft carried the attack against the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group (banned in Russia) and not the Syrian government forces.

    Israel occupied the Golan Heights in the 1967 Six-Day War with Syria and annexed the territory in 1981. The international community has not recognized the Israeli annexation.

    Tags:
    Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Golan Heights, Israel, Syria
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via SputnikComment via Facebook