Israeli warplanes strike southwestern Syria
Four rockets from Syria reportedly hit northern Israel on Thursday. (AFP/File)
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Tel Aviv’s warplanes have bombed an area in Syria’s southwestern province of Quneitra after the regime’s military claimed four rockets fired from the Syrian soil hit northern Israel.
The fresh airstrikes against Syria came after the Israeli military said in a statement earlier on Thursday that “four rockets were launched from the Syrian Golan Heights, landing in the Upper Galilee” mountainous area near the Lebanese border and the Israeli-occupied side of Golan.
“No injuries have been reported” due to incident, according to the statement.
The Israeli army also released a statement, saying, "This was the work of (Palestinian) Islamic Jihad...and we consider the Syrian government responsible for the firing and it will suffer the consequences."
Earlier in the day, Israeli media reports said two projectiles landed in an open area near a village in northern Galilee.
Sources said sirens also wailed in warning of the incoming rockets in the region.
Two of the rockets also landed near a kibbutz in the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan Heights, Israeli media said.
Stray mortar rounds have hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on several occasions as foreign-backed militants conitinue their terror operations against the government in Syria.
The Israeli regime has taken advantage of the ongoing crisis in Syria by launching several artillery fire and airstrikes against the Arab country in recent years.
The conflict in Syria, which flared up in March 2011, has reportedly claimed more than 240,000 lives up until now.
The Golan Heights has been under Israeli occupation since the 1960s. The regime captured Golan during the Six-Day War of 1967, when it also took control of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
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