Two Rockets From Syria Strike Israeli-occupied Golan – Israeli Military


At least two rockets allegedly from Syria on Tuesday hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and Israel returned fire, nine days after an Israeli air strike in Syria killed an Iranian general and several Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas, the military has said. Reuters report:

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.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility or any report of casualties.

“It does not seem that it was errant fire,” Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Lerner, an Israeli army spokesman, told Reuters.

In the Israeli air strike on a Hezbollah convoy near the Golan Heights on Jan 18, an Iranian Revolutionary Guard general, Mohammed Allahdadi, was killed along with a Hezbollah commander and the son of the group’s late military leader, Imad Moughniyeh.

Both Hezbollah, which is backed by Iran and fought a 34-day war with Israel in 2006, and the Revolutionary Guards vowed to avenge the deaths.

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