Israeli jets bombed military targets south of Damascus late on Monday night, the IDF has confirmed in a statement, following reports of Syrian defenses intercepting aerial targets.
The airstrike took place in the countryside southwest of Damascus, SANA news agency reported, describing explosions being heard in the city.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) then said in a statement the attack was a response to an attempted provocation on the Syrian-Israeli border, targeting a fence in the occupied Golan Heights.
The IDF said the strike targeted Syrian army’s observation posts, intelligence-gathering equipment, anti-aircraft cannons and command-and-control infrastructure.
In response to an attempted IED attack near the security fence between Syria & Israel last night, we just struck SAF targets in Syria including:🎯 observation posts🎯 intel collection systems🎯 anti-aircraft artillery 🎯 command & control systemsWe hold Syria responsible.
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) August 3, 2020
BREAKING: 24 hours after the incident on the Israel-Syria border, it seems that the Israeli Air Force is currently striking targets in Syria
— Elior Levy • אליאור לוי (@eliorlevy) August 3, 2020
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