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Israel strikes Syrian army posts after border blast

English.news.cn   2014-03-19 15:38:26

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An injured Israeli soldier is evacuated from the Druze Village of Masaade in the Golan Heights by a helicopter to Rambam Hospital in Haifa, northern Israel, on March 18, 2014. An explosive device hit an Israeli military vehicle on Tuesday in the Golan Heights near the northern border with Syria, a military source said. The three injured Israeli soldiers were evacuated by a helicopter to a hospital in Haifa northwest of Israel according to local media. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said they are looking into details of the incident. (Xinhua/JINI)

JERUSALEM, March 19 (Xinhua) -- Israeli air force struck Syrian army posts early Wednesday morning, following an attack near the Israeli-Syrian border that injured four Israeli soldiers, Israel Defense Force (IDF) said.

"IDF targeted several Syrian army positions which aided and abetted the attack against IDF personnel yesterday," an IDF spokesperson said, adding that the targets included a Syrian army training facility, military headquarters and artillery batteries.

On Tuesday an explosive device was detonated against Israeli soldiers in the northern Golan Heights, wounding four soldiers, one of whom in severe condition. Shortly after the incident, the Israeli army retaliated with artillery fire toward Syrian military positions.

"We will not tolerate any breach of our sovereignty or attacks against our soldiers and civilians," Israel's Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said.

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