Al-Quneitra, Syria (7:45 P.M.) The Israeli Air Force fired two missiles towards the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions inside Ba’ath City on Monday night after the latter allegedly launched mortar shells into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
A military source in the Golan Heights told Al-Masdar News on Monday night that the Israeli missiles missed their intended target at Ba’ath City.
The Israeli choppers were targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s mortar positions in Ba’ath City because earlier reports indicated that several mortar shells were fired into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
However, the Syrian Arab Army denied firing any mortar shells into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights; furthermore, they accused the jihadist rebels of Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda franchise) of triggering a violent response from the Israeli military.
In the past, the jihadist rebels have used their presence on the Israeli border as a way to instigate a violent confrontation between the Israeli and Syrian armies; this is usually followed by an offensive.