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March 19, 2014 9:54 am

Israel Targets Syrian Military Sites After Golan Attack on IDF

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Soldiers from the Golani Brigade take part in a military exercise with IAF forces in the Golan Heights. Photo: wiki commons.

Reuters Israel launched air strikes on Wednesday against Syrian military sites in response to a roadside bombing that wounded four of its soldiers, but both sides signaled they were not seeking further escalation.

The Syrian army, embroiled in a civil war, said one soldier was killed and seven were wounded in the air raids on three targets. Although Damascus condemned the Israeli attacks, it stopped short of any direct threat of retaliation and affirmed its focus on defeating insurgents.

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