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IAF Retaliation Air Strike Kills 10 Syrian Soldiers

The air strike followed a cross-border attack yesterday by the Syrian Army that left a 13 year old Israeli boy dead.
An Israeli F-15 Eagle fighter jet taking off from an Air Force base on its way to Gaza, November 19, 2012.

An Israeli F-15 Eagle fighter jet taking off from an Israeli Air Force base. (archive)
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Air strikes by the Israeli Air Forces left 10 Syrian soldiers dead, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The strikes came in the wake of an attack by the Syrian Army yesterday that killed a 13 year old Israeli boy and wounded three Israeli civilians, including the boy’s father.

At least two tanks and two artillery batteries were destroyed in the Israeli air strike. Nine missiles were fired by Israeli jet fighters in the attack, the IDF said in a statement to media. “The IDF targeted nine Syrian army positions in response to the earlier attack that originated in Syria killing an Israeli teenager and injuring two other Israeli civilians,” an army spokesperson said.

The Israelis included two contractors who were working on the security fence in the Golan Heights on Israel’s northern border at the time of the attack. The attack occurred near Tel Hazeka, just south of Kuneitra, near the central Golan Heights.

Israeli tanks returned fire shortly after the civilians were wounded, aiming at Kuneitra, which is under Syria’s control.

About the Author: Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.


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7 Responses to “IAF Retaliation Air Strike Kills 10 Syrian Soldiers”

  1. Adam Auach says:

    Watch the media only report the retaliation.

  2. Rick Fortner says:

    Great job Israel

  3. Run Guo says:

    Israel G.d's chosen people. As long as you obey G.D,You are invincible. G.d blesses Israel and IDF for ever.

  4. Sincerest condolences to the parents, family and friends of the murdered boy. Swift recovery to the wounded.

  5. With the U.S.backed ISIS army of "moderate jihadis" it will be quite a job to remain a sovereign state.The legacy of the Handschar Division and the "First Intifada" will not go away with the American Mufti-al'Obama and Qatar.

  6. GO GOD!!… GO ISRAEL!!… GOD BLESS YOU!! <3

  7. Steve Smith says:

    God bless Israel and the IDF.

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