Israel bombs Syria army targets after Golan: army

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israeli warplanes struck Syrian army positions overnight, just hours after a bomb on the occupied Golan Heights wounded four of its soldiers, the military said on Wednesday.

The overnight bombing raids came after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that Israel would act "forcefully" to defend itself following the Golan attack, which left one soldier severely wounded.

"The IDF targeted several Syrian army positions which aided and abetted the attack against IDF personnel yesterday," a military statement said, with a spokeswoman confirming the air force had staged bombing raids on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights plateau.

The air raids targeted a Syrian army training facility, a military headquarters, and artillery batteries, the statement said, with military sources confirming the air force had carried out four strikes.

There was no immediate response from the Syrian military, the spokeswoman said.

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