Israeli strikes in Syria after rocket attacks

The Israeli military said on Monday it had struck several targets in Syria in response to the rocket fire.

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“A warplane recently attacked the launchers from which shots were fired from Syrian territory into Israeli territory yesterday evening,” the Israeli military told X (formerly Twitter).

He had reported a few hours earlier several rocket attacks that landed in an “open area.”

According to Israeli public radio Kan, the sites attacked are in the Deraa region of southern Syria and are linked to Iran’s allies.

Since October 7, the date of the bloody attack by Hamas on Israel, the Israeli air force has carried out several raids in Syria, particularly targeting the airports of Aleppo and Damascus.

Tensions are also high on the Israeli-Lebanese border, where there are almost daily exchanges of fire between the Israeli army and pro-Palestinian armed groups, including the Lebanese Hezbollah.

Hezbollah, an ally of Hamas, said on Sunday it had shot down an Israeli drone over Israeli territory with a surface-to-air missile and announced the death of one of its fighters.

The Israeli army, for its part, reported new gunfire coming from Lebanon towards the area of ​​Har Dov and Kiryat Shmona and said it had responded.

Israel has carried out hundreds of air strikes on Syrian territory since the start of the war there in 2011.

Its air force mostly targeted forces backed by Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah, as well as the Syrian army.