Israel strikes Syria after projectile lands in Golan Heights

JERUSALEM (AP) " The Israeli military says its aircraft struck targets in Syria after a projectile hit the Israeli-controlled part of the Golan Heights.

The military said on Thursday that it hit Syrian Armed Forces mortar launchers overnight. The military declined to describe the projectile that landed on Wednesday, saying only that it caused no injuries.

Israel has largely remained on the sidelines of the war in neighboring Syria, but has carried out similar reprisals on Syrian positions when errant fire has previously landed in Israeli-controlled territory.

Israel is also widely believed to have carried out airstrikes on arms shipments said to be destined for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, a close ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria in the 1967 Mideast war.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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