Syria stated an Israeli attack against a military submit in the country’s south on Monday killed a soldier and also injured another. Israel, in a rare declaration acknowledging firing into Syria, stated it was responding to anti-aircraft fire from Syria against one of it is combat planes.
The back-to-back statements come amid reinforced regional tension over Iran’s role in Syria and other parts of the Middle East. They also follow a number of reported Israeli strikes on Syria previously 10 days, based on state-run media.
Syrian state Television al-Ikhbariya quoted a military standard saying that the Israeli attack came shortly after 2100 local time ( 1800GMT ) and also targeted an army outpost east of Khan Arnabeh, a town in Quneitra on the edge of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. An earlier statement on state mass media stated one army vehicle was also damaged when a rocket landed in Tal al-Shaar in Quneitra.
Israel’s prime minister stated in a statement shortly afterward that the Syrian army “tried to harm an Israeli plane, it didn’t succeed .”
“Our policy is clear — we are not prepared to tolerate any specific aggression against us, we will retaliate against it strongly and also decisively,” the statement stated.
Syrian mass media had reported earlier this month 2 incidents in which Israeli strikes hit inside southern Syria.