WATCH: Israeli Airstrikes Hit Syrian Army Positions in Golan Heights

Video shows Syrian tanks maneuvering as they are struck by Israeli aircraft

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Screenshot from IDF video showing Israeli airstrikes on Syrian army targets in Golan Heights, June 24, 2017
Screenshot from IDF video showing Israeli airstrikes on Syrian army targets in Golan Heights, June 24, 2017
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Haaretz

The Israeli army released a video showing airstrikes against Syrian army targets on Saturday.

In the video, two Syrian army tanks are seen maneuvering in the border town of Quneitra when they are hit by Israeli aircraft. Another heavy machine gun is also hit.

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According to Syrian media, two people were killed in the Israeli attacks, which followed errant fire from the Syrian side across the border with Israel.

The Syrian army claimed that the Israeli airstrikes coincided with an attack by Islamist militants on the same positions. The Syrian army said it seemed the two attacks were coordinated and that the attack by Israeli military helicopters supported the Nusra Front's assault on a Quneitra suburb.

According to the Israel Defense Forces, Israeli aircraft struck the Syrian positions that were the source of the errant fire, including two tanks.

"The IDF will not allow any attempt to harm Israel's sovereignty and the security of its people, and sees the Syrian regime as responsible for what transpires in its territory," the IDF said in a statement, noting that a complaint has been passed on to UNDOF, the international force in charge of keeping the peace along the border.

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