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Syrian government and Israel exchange rocket shelling in Southern Syria

Editing: Amena Riyad |
TranslationEditor: Vera Halvorsen |
Translation: Muhammad Ghaith
Publication date: 2019/01/20 16:49

Syria - SMART

On Sunday, the Syrian government forces and Israel exchanged rocket shelling in Southern Syria.

Avichay Adraee, the spokesperson for the Israeli Army, tweeted that the Israeli iron dome system shot down a rocket in the northern part of the occupied Golan Heights.

The Syrian government news agency SANA reported a military source as saying that the Syrian government air defense system repelled an Israeli aerial aggression, preventing Israeli rockets from hitting their targets. The source mentioned no further details.

The Russian news agency Sputnik reported that the Israeli shelling hit outposts in the al-Tolol al-Humur area near the village of Hadar in the al-Quneitra countryside, Southern Syria. The shelling coincided with Israeli warplanes over Golan.

Sputnik added that the Syrian government and Israel subsequently exchanged rocket shelling.

On December 26, 2018, Israeli airstrikes hit Syrian government forces military outposts near Damascus, killing an officer and injuring three members.

Israel bombed Syrian government forces' outposts and convoys of Iranian-backed militias. Israel promised not to allow Iran to establish military bases in Syria.