Israel carries out air strikes in Syria

Mon 03 Jun 2019, 12:34:46
Israel carries out air strikes in Syria today in response to rare rocket fire from the neighbouring country, with a war monitor reporting 10 killed including Syrian soldiers and foreign fighters.Israel's army said, two rockets were fired from Syria at Mount Hermon in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights yesterday and one had been located within Israeli territory. 

It said that in response, they attacked two Syrian artillery batteries, a number of observation and intelligence posts on the Golan Heights, and a SA-2 aerial defence battery.

According to the Britain-based war monitor, the foreign fighters were killed in missile strikes close to the capital Damascus where Syrian troops, Iranian forces and Hezbollah fighters are stationed.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he had ordered the strike.

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