Israeli tank target Syrian military posts in Golan Heights

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Israeli tank target Syrian military posts in Golan Heights

DUBAI - An Israeli tank has targeted a Syrian military post in the Golan Heights, the second of such incidents to occur in just 24 hours.

The Israeli army confirmed the latest incident in a late Sunday statement, claiming that the shell was fired in reaction to Syrian forces carrying out construction work on a military outpost, which it said violated a 1974 ceasefire agreement that “prohibits the entry of heavy construction tools or military vehicles into the demilitarized zone.”

Another Israeli tank fired a warning salvo that landed close the Syrian Druze village of Hader on Sunday, following which a similar statement was released.

Israel regularly hits positions held by the Syrian army in the Golan Heights, sometimes describing the attacks as “retaliatory.” Syria says the raids aim to help Takfiri militants fighting against government forces.