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Israel Strikes Syrian Targets After Second Day of Stray Fire

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A general view shows Baath city, bordering the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Syria June 24, 2017.

The Israeli military said Sunday that it had attacked a series of targets belonging to the Syrian regime after projectiles from the neighboring country landed in its territory for the second day in a row.

The military "targeted two artillery positions and an ammunitions truck belonging to the Syrian regime," after "errant fire" from Syria hit the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights for a second day, it said in a statement.

No casualties were reported, but the Israeli military warned civilians to avoid gathering in open areas near the border.

Hours earlier, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Saturday's attacks in a meeting with his cabinet.

"We will not tolerate any spillover or trickle whatsoever - neither mortars nor rockets, from any front. We will respond strongly to any attack on our territory or our citizens," he said.

Israel hasn't played an active role in the war in Syria, but has responded in the past when the fighting spilled over across the Syrian border.

In April, Israel shot down what it called “a target” over the Golan Heights.

Israel annexed the Golan area following the Six-Day War in 1967, but the move was never recognized by the international community.

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