The IDF retaliated to stray mortar fire from Syria into Israeli territory Sunday afternoon, the second time the IDF has carried out strikes in Syria in the past two days.
Numerous mortar shells landed in the Golan Heights, spillover from Syria’s civil war into Israeli territory. No injuries or damages have been reported.
On Saturday, the IDF struck Syrian Army positions in Syria, Syrian media reporting that two were killed in Quneitra. The strikes reportedly hit a Syrian army tank, killing two soldiers. The strikes were carried out in response to numerous mortar shells landing in Israel.
On Sunday morning during his weekly cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Netanyahu confirmed the IDF’s strike Saturday and warned Syria from further “drizzle” stating, “The IDF attacked Syrian army targets last night. It was a military response to the mortar fire [that exploded in our territory… With the IDF action today, we are making our policy clear again. We are not willing to accept any ‘drizzle’ of fire or ‘spillover’ on any front. We will react with force to any firing on our territory.”
This article originally appeared on Behold Israel, June 25, 2017, and reposted with permission.