Such Tv Arabic
24 January 2018 Last updated 15 minutes ago

Israel attacks Syrian army position anew amid Golan tensions

The Israeli military says it has targeted a Syrian army artillery position allegedly in retaliation for a rocket attack that hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

In a statement released on Wednesday, the Israeli military claimed that the assault on the Syrian army position in the northern Golan Heights came in response to a projectile that hit the occupied territories hours earlier.

The rocket attack, which caused no casualties, was "most likely a result of the internal fighting in Syria,” the statement added.

The Tel Aviv regime regularly hits positions held by the Syrian army in the Golan Heights, claiming that the attacks are retaliatory.

This is while Syria has repeatedly accused Israel of aiding militant groups operating inside the violence-wracked Arab country.

The Syrian army has on several occasions seized huge quantities of Israeli-made arms and military equipment from terrorists fighting the government forces. There are also reports saying that Tel Aviv has been treating the extremists wounded in Syria at its medical centers and hospitals.

Israel seized the Golan Heights from Syria after the 1967 Six-Day War and later occupied it in a move that has never been recognized by the international community.

The regime has built tens of illegal settlements in the area ever since and has used the region to carry out a number of military operations against the Syrian government.