Israeli missiles wipes out Syrian machine gun nest
The IDF fired a Tamuz guided surface-to-surface missile at a Syrian army post on Sunday morning following two incidents of gunfire directed at Israeli soldiers.The Tamuz is evidently a precision missile developed by Israel. There appears to be a breakdown of discipline within the ranks of the Syrian army. It looks like poor impulse control for which those shooting paid a steep price.
The missile struck its target, reportedly wounding two Syrian soldiers at a machinegun nest. There were no injuries or damage reported on the Israeli side, the army said.
Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said as he took a severe view of the two shooting incidents from Syria.
The IDF response was in line with government policy, which holds that “every violation of Israeli sovereignty and firing from the Syrian side will be answered immediately through the silencing of the source of fire when it is identified,” Ya’alon said. “We see the Syrian regime as being responsible for all violations of sovereignty.
“We won’t allow the Syrian army or any other element to violate Israeli sovereignty by opening fire at our territory.”
IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz said the Syrian shooting had placed Israeli soldiers’ lives at risk, requiring a decisive response.