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 said 10 projectiles from inside Syria had hit the Golan, the border area between Syria and Israel. The strikes included hits on two tanks belonging to the Syrian regime.
Israel lodged an official protest with the United Nations' Disengagement Observer Force, which monitors relations between Israel and Syria in the Golan Heights, over what it called an unacceptable breach of Israeli sovereignty.
A number of missiles from Syria have landed in open fields in the northern Golan Heights. There was no damage and no injuries were reported in the mortar attack.
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Israel has conducted multiple air strikes in Syria since that country's civil war erupted in 2011, most of which it has said targeted arms convoys or warehouses of its Lebanese arch-foe Hezbollah, which is a key supporter of the Syrian regime. Israel annexed the Golan area following the Six-Day War in 1967, but the move was never recognized by the global community.
The Israeli military has taken the precautionary step of asking civilians to avoid gathering near the border with Syria, following wayward projectiles from fighting there that landed in its territory.
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