IDF Says It Attacked Syrian Army Targets

YERUSHALAYIM (Reuters) -
Israeli soldiers stand atop tanks in the Golan Heights near Israel's border with Syria March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/File Photo
Israeli soldiers stand atop tanks in the Golan Heights near Israel’s border with Syria, March 19, 2014. (Reuters/Ronen Zvulun/File Photo)

Israel attacked Syrian army targets after errant fire from fighting in Syria’s civil war struck the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, the IDF said on Monday.

A spokeswoman said two targets belonging to the Syrian military were hit overnight Sunday after the fire damaged Israel’s security fence on the Golan. She gave no further details about the targets that were struck or the weapons Israel used to attack them.

Two months ago Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Israel has launched dozens of strikes in Syria. Though formally neutral on the civil war, Israel has frequently pledged to prevent shipments of advanced weaponry to the Iranian-backed Hizbullah terror group, whose terrorists have been allied with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The IDF has also responded in the past with shelling and air strikes to mortar bombs that have landed in the Golan during battles in the Syrian conflict.