Israel strikes in Syria after mortar shell hits Golan

Military targets Assad’s artillery in response to impact in Jewish state’s territory, hours after Syrian ceasefire comes into effect

The IDF struck targets in Syria Monday night, targeting two Syrian regime artillery batteries near the border, after a shell fired from the Arab’s nation’s territory exploded in Israel.

The apparently errant fire — the fifth such incident in just over a week — came hours after a ceasefire brokered by Russia and the United States took effect in Syria at sundown Monday.

The military noted that it viewed the regime of Bashar Assad responsible for any attack emanating from Syria.

The initial 48-hour truce came into force at 7:00 p.m. local time (1600 GMT) across Syria except in areas held by jihadists like the Islamic State group.

The stray fire was reported by the Israel Defense Forces at around 9 p.m. local time.

Full article: Israel strikes in Syria after mortar shell hits Golan (The Times of Israel)

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