IDF confirms strikes in Syria late Wednesday; Syria claims it downed an Israeli missile; Events follow Netanyahu meeting with Putin in Moscow.
The IDF retaliated to a Syrian drone that infiltrated Israel on Wednesday, carrying out strikes in Syria on Wednesday night.
In a growing trend of confirming operations in Syria over the past few months, the IDF published video footage of its strikes on three military posts in Syria in the Quneitra province. The IDF Spokespersons Unit confirmed the events, releasing the statement “Earlier tonight, Wednesday July 11th, the IDF targeted three military posts in Syria in response to the infiltration of the Syrian UAV into Israel that was intercepted by the IDF earlier today.”
It warned Iran and Syria that it will “continue to operate determinedly and decisively against any attempts to hurt Israeli civilians and breaches of Israeli sovereignty, “ and that it “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.”
Syrian media confirmed that “aircraft of the Israeli enemy fired several missiles in the direction of some army positions,” claiming it intercepted one of the missiles fired during the strikes.
The IDF launched a Patriot missile at the Syrian unmanned aerial vehicle on Wednesday after it infiltrated Israeli territory. The drone was reportedly downed near the Sea of Galilee. The drone reportedly flew over Jordan before entering Israel.
The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit confirmed the events, releasing the statement “The UAV infiltrated the Israeli border from Syria. The Patriot aerial defense system identified the threat and tracked it until its interception. The IDF will not allow any violation of Israeli airspace and will act against any attempt to hurt its civilians.” The drone reportedly infiltrated 10 kilometers into Israel territory before it was destroyed.”