Breaking: IAF attacked two targets in southern Syria last night - UPDATED
BREAKING: Israeli military reveals it attacked two targets in southern #Syria last night. Details to follow.— Daniel Nisman (@DannyNis) July 4, 2016
More to follow.Spillover fire likely occurred during recently renewed clashes between Assad regime/Syrian opposition near Hamadiya village in Quneitra.— Daniel Nisman (@DannyNis) July 4, 2016
UPDATE 12:26 PM
And here's a little more.
Artillery not Air Force.
UPDATE 12:31 PM
And a few more details.
Israel attacked two military targets in Syria in response to what the army described as "unusual" cross-border spillover from the conflict ravaging the country in recent years.This sounds like it was a warning to the combatants not to let things spill over, and not a strike against Hezbullah receiving advanced weaponry as has been the case in the past. If there's more, I will let you know.
The army said the original fire hit near the Golan Heights security fence, but did not threaten Israelis living near the Syrian-Israeli border. It said that the Israel Defense Forces do not intervene in the war in Syria but would respond to any incursion.
In April, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admitted for the first time that Israel had conducted strikes against its northern neighbor. "We act when we need to act, including here across the border, with dozens of strikes meant to prevent Hezbollah [from obtaining] game-changing weaponry," Netanyahu said during a visit to an IDF military exercise in the Golan Heights.
UPDATE 2:10 PM
Syria has now confirmed.
#Damascus confirmed: #Israel launched two shells against a hill in the Golan, close to #SAA position. No casualties.— Elijah J. Magnier (@EjmAlrai) July 4, 2016