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IAF attacks in Syria after spillover fire, Syrian source says Israel helping rebels

If confirmed the mortar was fired from Syria, it would be the third shooting into Israel this week.


The Israel Air Force struck Assad regime artillery guns on Saturday – the third time in a week – in response to a stray mortar shell fired from Syria exploding in the Israeli Golan Heights earlier in the day.

The IDF said in a statement that it viewed the Syrian regime as being “responsible for what occurs in its territory,” adding that it will “not tolerate any attempt to harm the State of Israel’s sovereignty and the security of its residents.”
Syrian state television reported the strike, quoting a Syrian military source as saying the strike was aimed at helping an offensive by hardline Islamist rebels.

The source was quoted as saying that the Israeli air force was helping the former Nusra front and other radical groups in an offensive launched against Syrian troops in the southern province of Quneitra which borders the Golan region.

Syria has long blamed Israel for aiding and financing radical hardline militants along their shared border and of allowing medical


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