IDF Releases Video of Aerial Assault on Syrian Forces

Jerome Frank
June 27, 2017

Israel on Sunday declared its border opposite the southern Syrian city of Quneitra in the Golan Heights a closed military zone following two straight days of attacks on regime assets in response to spillover fire from the Syrian civil war.

The Israeli said in a brief statement that the air raids were in response to alleged errant fire from Syrian factions fighting each other, which hit the northern part of occupied Palestinian lands earlier in the day.

The military said it targeted two Syrian artillery positions and an ammunitions truck.

Walla News quoting Syrian media sources, is reporting that a "number of people" have been killed in a Monday morning 2 Tammuz IDF attack in Quneitra, adding the attack hit a pro-Assad militia post.

After the first mortars hit Israel, Israel also warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that Israel sees him as responsible for any "spillover" from the fighting between Syrian government troops and rebel groups. Israel captured Golan Heights from Syria in the 1967 Mideast war.

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He also said Israel views "with utmost gravity" Iranian attempts to gain a foothold in Syria or to provide advanced weapons to Hezbollah, its Lebanese proxy.

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman (with binoculars) at the border with IDF Maj.

Emboldened by Russian air support, Syria means business as it threatens Israel that further strikes against regime positions would bear serious repercussions, former deputy commander of the IDF's Galilee Division Brig.

Meanwhile, it affirmed the Syrian army's determination to crush terrorist groups, noting that these groups are the Israeli enemy's proxy in the region. "We will respond with force to any fire on our territory". Israel carried out retaliatory strikes on Syrian army targets, its military said. The army launched searches following reports that two mortars had landed on the Israeli side of the frontier, but no signs of shelling were found.

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

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