2 rockets launched from Syria towards Mount Hermon in northern Israel
BREAKING: Two projectiles were launched from Syria towards Mount Hermon in northern Israel.
Reports indicate at least one impact. No injuries were reported.
According to reports, the long-range rockets were launched from the Damascus area.
The IDF Spokesperson’s Office said that there had been no interception.
An IDF spokeswoman said that the details were still being looked into and that it remained unclear who had fired the rockets and where they had landed.
According to Golan Regional Council, one rocket landed in Syrian territory and the other was intercepted in an open area. “We are in constant contact with the army and all the security forces. There are no special instructions for civilians,” the council said.
Arabs report that the IDF is bombing Syrian targets in response to the missiles.
The IDF confirmed that it had struck a number of military targets in Syria in retaliation for the rocket fire. It said planes and helicopters struck a number of targets, including two artillery batteries, a number of observation and intel posts near the border, and an SA-2 air defense battery.
“Last night, two rockets were launched from Syria to Israel, one landing within Israeli territory. In response, we struck a number of Syrian Armed Forces military targets”, the IDF tweeted.
Syrian state media said rockets were fired by Israel into the province of Quneitra, which borders Israel. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights meanwhile reported that the strike had targeted Iranian and Hezbollah forces.
According to Arab reports, three Syrian soldiers had been killed and seven injured in the attack.
Earlier this week, Syrian anti-aircraft systems fired at an IAF fighter jet during a routine flight in northern Israel. The anti-air projectile landed in Syrian territory and the mission was completed as planned.
In response, the IAF targeted the launcher. An SAA officer was killed and another two wounded in retaliatory strikes near Khan Arnabeh, in the Quneitra area near the Golan border.