On July 11, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) targeted three military positions in Syria, the IDF announced via its official Twitter account adding a video of the strikes.
According to media reports, at least one of the strikes was carried out by an Israeli unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV).
The strikes targeted Syrian positions near the towns of Hader and Tell Kurum in the Syrian province of Quneitra, east of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
Earlier tonight, Wednesday July 11th, the IDF targeted three military posts in Syria in response to the infiltration of the Syrian UAV into Israel that was intercepted by the IDF earlier today pic.twitter.com/BvaEOfHNDv
— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) 11 July 2018
The Syrian media announced that the Syrian Air Defense Forces (SADF) had responded to the Israeli attack. However, the video released by the IDF shows the SADF was not able to intercept all the missiles.
The IDF justified its actions saying that the strikes were response to a violation of its airspace by a Syrian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which was shot down by the IDF’s Patriot missile over the Golan Heights.