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January 21, 2020
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Israel carries out rocket attack in Syria’s Golan Heights

The Israeli Army has carried out the attack in Syria’s Golan Heights region amid the soaring regional tensions.

The Syrian state news and the Israeli military confirmed the attack.

“An Israeli missile targeted Tel al-Shaar in Quneitra,” the Syrian news agency SANA said. The report said that a military vehicle was targeted in the attack.

Israel’s military confirmed the attack in a statement posted on social media on Monday. The army said that the rocket was fired in retaliation for an anti-aircraft fire at an Israeli fighter jet earlier on Monday.

It said that the projectile missed the jet during a routine flight in Israel and that the plane completed its journey before the Israeli military “targeted the launcher that had fired” at the jet.

Israel’s statement came after the Syrian state-owned television channel Al Ekhbariya said one soldier had been killed and another injured in the attack in Quneitra province, which is adjacent to the occupied Golan Heights.

“Our policy is clear – we are not prepared to tolerate any aggression against us, we will retaliate against it forcefully and decisively,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a video statement on Monday.

Earlier this month, Syrian media reported two incidents in which Israeli air attacks hit inside southern Syria.