IDF tanks stationed near the border with Syria
IDF tanks stationed near the border with Syria
Photo: EPA
IDF tanks stationed near the border with Syria

IDF strikes Syrian army outpost in Bennett government's first action in north

Opposition groups in Syria report the strike on the Golan Heights destroyed the outpost where Hezbollah officials in charge of terror group's expansion in the region, were seen over the past weeks, according to Israeli military

Yoav Zitun |
Published: 06.17.21, 11:41
Israeli military on Thursday allegedly struck and destroyed a Syrian army outpost in the first action carried out on the northern border by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's government.
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  • Opposition groups in Syria reported that the attack took place near the Israel-Syria border in the Golan Heights. No casualties were reported.
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    IDF tanks stationed near the border with Syria
    IDF tanks stationed near the border with Syria
    IDF tanks stationed near the border with Syria
    (Photo: EPA)
    According to the IDF, local Hezbollah officials were seen over the past month in the outpost located near the Syrian border town of Quneitra. The officials are among those who appear to be in charge of the terror group's expansion in the region as part of its so-called "Golan Case".
    The strike came after Israel attacked in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday in retaliation for the launching of balloon bombs by terror groups in the Palestinian enclave throughout the day.
    The balloon attacks from Gaza came in response to the controversial flag parade in Jerusalem on Tuesday that had drawn threats of action by Hamas.
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    תקיפת צה"ל ברצועה
    תקיפת צה"ל ברצועה
    IDF strike in Gaza early Wednesday
    (Photo: AFP)
    The nighttime airstrikes gave way to calm by morning, and there were no reports of casualties on either side.
    "Fighter jets attacked Hamas military complexes that served as camps and meeting places for terrorist operatives in the Khan Yunis and Gaza Brigades. Terrorist activity was clearly seen in the attacked compounds,” the IDF said in a statement.
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    מכבים את האש שנגרמה מבלוני התבערה בעוטף עזה
    מכבים את האש שנגרמה מבלוני התבערה בעוטף עזה
    A firefigter putting out a fire caused by an arson balloon Tuesday
    (Photo: Haim Hornstein)
    According to the Jewish National Fund-Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael, no less than 26 fires broke out in the western Negev on Tuesday as a result of the incendiary balloon attacks, including 15 fires that broke out in a forest adjacent to Kibbutz Be’eri.
    In addition, an explosive device attached to a balloon exploded mid-air above a kindergarten in Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council.

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