Israel attacks three military posts in Syria

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israeli military attacked three military posts in Syria in response to a Syrian drone it shot down over the Sea of Galilee.

The attack on Syrian soil came Wednesday evening, hours after the unmanned aerial vehicle was intercepted in Israeli airspace by an American-made Patriot missile based in the northern Israeli city of Safed.

The Israeli military jets struck military posts in the Quneitra countryside, causing material damage, according to the official Syrian Arab News Agency, or SANA. No one was reported injured in the air strikes.

Code Red alerts sounded in communities in the Golan Heights and the Jordan Valley on Wednesday afternoon before the drone was intercepted over the Sea of Galilee.

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“The IDF will continue to operate determinedly and decisively against any attempts to hurt Israeli civilians and breaches of Israeli sovereignty,” the IDF said in a statement.

“The IDF holds the Syrian regime accountable for the actions carried out in its territory and warns it from further action against Israeli forces. The IDF is highly prepared for many different scenarios and will continue to act as necessary in order to ensure the safety of Israeli civilians,” the statement also said.

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