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    Two Projectiles Launched Toward Northern Israel From Syria - IDF

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    The news of the launch comes after the Israeli military said on Monday it had hit what it called a Syrian military target in Quneitra province in response to a missile which was fired at an Israeli Air Forces jet.

    The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) reported on Twitter on Saturday evening that two projectiles were fired from the Syrian territory in the direction of Mount Hermon in the Golan Heights.

    ​There is no information about casualties, with the military specifying that the incident is being probed.

    The incident follows a report the IDF released on Monday, saying it had launched an attack against a Syrian military target in Quneitra after an Israeli fighter jet was targeted by the Syrian military. The Lebanese media reported that an Israeli drone had hit a surveillance system in the south of Lebanon.

    Also on Monday, Syrian state TV reported that several people had been injured as a result of an Israeli missile strike on a village in Quneitra province.

    Israel has been launching air raids against Hezbollah positions within Syria. Hezbollah, an Iran-backed Shia movement with a presence in Lebanon and Syria, is considered to be a threat to national security by the Israeli authorities.

     

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