Israel Strikes Syrian Mortar Launcher in Response to Errant Fire

Israel struck Syrian army targets several times over the past week in response to spillover from the civil war

Gili Cohen
Noa Shpigel
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Israeli soldiers patrol near the border with Syria after projectiles fired from the country hit the Golan Heights on June 24, 2017.
Gili Cohen
Noa Shpigel

The Israeli air force struck a mortar launcher belonging to the Assad regime in the Syrian Golan Heights on Friday after errant fire hit northern Israel.

The projectile that hit the Israeli side of the Golan earlier Friday, as fighting in Syria spilled over the border, caused no casualties or damage, the Israeli army said. 

On Wednesday, Israel struck Assad regime targets soon after several projectiles hit the Israeli Golan Heights. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was attending a ceremony marking 40 years since the establishment of the town of Katzrin in northern Israel at the time of the fire.

On Sunday, Israel attacked a Syrian army units in the northern after errant fire from the Syrian side spilled over into Israeli territory. A day earlier, two people were reported killed when Israel attacked Syrian army positions in the same area in response to errant fire.