Israeli soldiers fire missiles at two Syrian terroristsBy Mason White 2:21 PM March 5, 2014
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By: Hydar Tomar
The Israeli military said that it neutralized two terrorists, who were planting bombs along the Syrian-Israeli border in the Golan Heights.
The soldiers fired artillery shells at the two men early Wednesday morning.
The Israeli military identified the men as terrorists affiliated with Hezbollah. Hezbollah operatives are now fighting in Syria, to bolster the government of President Bashar al-Assad.
The men were neutralized by the bombing, according to the Israeli army, but there was no immediate word on their condition.
Last October, two Israel Defense Forces soldiers were hospitalized after being injured from mortar shells, which were fired from Syria into Israel, according to a statement released by military officials. In response, Israel fired into Syria on Wednesday, after mortar rounds fell on an army post in the Golan Heights, wounding Israeli soldiers, the military also said.
Two shells hit the border post, located in the northern Golan, slightly injuring the troops, it said. Initial reports suggest that the shells were not fired intentionally, but were the result of intense fighting between Syrian government forces and rebels near the northern border, a military spokesperson said.
“The return fire was directed at the source of fire,” the spokesperson said.
The two soldiers were treated at the scene by Magen David Adom paramedics, and were later taken to a local hospital for further treatment.