Israeli warplanes target 2 Syrian tanks over spillover cross-border fire

Shells from Syria fall in Golan Heights

Shells from Syria fall in Golan Heights

Israel's military said 10 projectiles from inside Syria had hit the Golan and it responded with air strikes on the position they were launched from and on two Syrian army tanks, one as it was preparing to fire.

Calling the incident an "unacceptable violation of Israeli sovereignty", IDF aircraft targeted the "origin of launches and two Syrian tanks".

Israeli armed forces issued a warning against visiting the Golan Heights, an area both Syria and Israel lay claim over, adding that the explosions were due to "errant fire". Two people were reportedly killed in Quneitra in the attack, Syrian media reported.

The Israeli army said the so-called retaliatory strikes targeted Syrian positions north of Golan Heights where rockets were allegedly fired from on Israeli territories.

Israel did not confirm or deny the reported Damascus attack.

The Nusra Front, which split from Al-Qaida and is now part of the Tahrir al-Sham Islamist alliance, is among the rebel groups fighting President Bashar Assad's government for control of Quneitra and the area has been scene to ongoing violence in recent years. "As far as we are concerned, the Assad regime is responsible for what is happening in its territory and it will continue to bear the consequences if such events repeat themselves".

A number of missiles from Syria have landed in open fields in the northern Golan Heights.

While most were presumed to be stray shots, Israel has accused Syria of aiming at Israeli targets on several occasions, briefly returning fire. Israel annexed the Golan area following the Six-Day War in 1967, but the move was never recognized by the global community.

Syria and Israel are still technically at war.

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