The Israel defense forces responded to fire from Syria
The Israel defense forces (IDF) retaliated after the part of the Golan heights, controlled the Jewish state, were fired from Syria. According to the press service of the IDF, Israel attacked the positions of Syrian artillery and machine with ammunition.
On Sunday, June 25, according to the website of the military Department.
According to the press service of the IDF, was attacked the positions of Syrian artillery and ammunition.
It also noted that Israel is not part of the Syrian conflict, however, “strongly opposed any attempt to hurt the sovereignty and security of its citizens.”
Earlier on 25 June on Twitter of the defense Army reported that several shells fired from Syrian territory exploded in an open area in the Northern Golan heights. It also noted that as a result of incident nobody has suffered.
The day before the Israeli air force attacked the positions of Syrian troops after the shelling in the area of province of Quneitra. Later, a military-diplomatic source in the Russian defense Ministry said, a blow was inflicted on the armored vehicles of militants of the terrorist group “Jabhat EN-Nusra” (banned in Russia) and not on the positions of Syrian government forces. The Agency interlocutor noted that this is not the first attempt by extremists to provoke clashes between the two countries.
The Golan heights, for half a century controlled by Israel, is one of many disputed territories in the middle East. From 1944 to 1967, they belonged to Syria, then during the six day war were captured by the Jewish state and subsequently annexed. The UN Security Council has recognized the incident as illegal. Both Israel and Syria consider the Golan part of its territory.