Israeli warplanes continue airstrikes on Syrian army in Golan

Published January 28th, 2015 - 06:43 GMT

Israeli warplanes Wednesday struck Syrian army positions hours after rockets were fired into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, according to Haaretz.

It said the overnight strike targeted Syrian army artillery posts “in retaliation for Tuesday's firing of rockets into Israeli territory."

At least two rockets from Syria hit the Golan Heights shorlty after midday Tuesday and Israel returned fire almost immediately, the military said, nine days after an Israeli airstrike in Syria killed an Iranian general and several Hezbollah fighters.

An Israeli military spokesman said the army "responded with artillery towards the positions that launched the attack" and that it ordered the evacuation of Israel's Mt. Hermon ski resort on the Golan Heights after the rockets struck.

A Jan. 18 Israeli airstrike on a Hezbollah convoy near the Golan Heights killed Iranian Revolutionary Guard general, Mohammed Allahdadi, and six Hezbollah fighters, including the son of the group's late military leader, Imad Moughniyeh.

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