Israel Strikes Syrian Army Targets After Errant Shells Fall Near Border

AP Photo/Ariel Schalit
AP Photo/Ariel Schalit

The Times of Israel reports: The Israel Defense Forces struck two Syrian artillery cannons late Sunday after errant fire from the war-torn country struck near the border fence, the army announced Monday.

The Syrian-Israeli border fence was damaged in the initial incident, but no Israeli civilians or soldiers were injured by the shells that struck overnight Saturday-Sunday, the IDF said.

Generally, the IDF rapidly responds to errant fire, shelling Syrian positions hours after the incident. An army spokesperson would only cite “operational considerations” as the reason behind the nearly full-day delay.

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