The Israeli military on Thursday said its radar systems detected anti-aircraft fire from Syria, which initially appeared to be rockets heading toward Israel.
The projectiles did not land inside Israel nor did they represent a threat to Israelis, according to an army spokesperson.
“From what I know, [the fire] wasn’t directed toward an Israeli jet,” the spokeswoman said.
Hebrew media outlets reported that the Israeli systems detected four anti-aircraft shells.
The incident came days after two rockets were fired from Syria toward Israel’s Mount Hermon in the Golan Heights, the military said.
One of the rockets landed inside Israeli territory and the second failed to clear the border, the army said.
In response to the rocket attack Saturday, the IDF struck several military targets in Syria. Israel military helicopters and planes hit several targets connected to the Syrian army, including two artillery batteries, several observation and intelligence outposts, and an SA-2 type air defense unit, the IDF said in a statement.
Syrian media reported that Israel also struck several targets connected to Iran and its proxy militias in Syria, in the area of al-Kiswah, south of Damascus. These strikes reportedly targeted weapons caches and a military training facility.
Source: Times of Israel