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IAF attacks in Syria following spillover fire



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."It was the third time in a week that the air force responded to stray Syrian fire. On Thursday, the IAF also struck Syrian artillery guns after a stray shell fell some 15 kilometers deep inside Israeli territory. That shell too was fired in the course of civil war battles in southern Syria. Last Sunday, the IAF also struck Syrian artillery guns following cross-border stray Syrian fire into Israel. At the start of June, shortly after becoming Defense Minister, Avigdor Liberman toured the northern border, and said, "The role of the IDF here is to safeguard the quiet on the northern border, and that is what we are doing. We have no other plans, other than to safeguard the quiet, and I hope that everyone understands that well, including our neighbors." Liberman added, "In any case, I would not advise anyone to try and test us." ( Source )


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