Israeli airstrikes target Syria in retaliation to drone attack

The Israeli military announced on Friday that it had launched an attack on a Syrian target in response to an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) attack.

This was in retaliation to an attack on a school building the day before in the southern Israeli city of Eilat.

“A short while ago, the IDF struck the organisation in Syria that carried out the launch of a UAV toward Eilat Thursday (yesterday).

“The UAV which hit a school in the city,’’ the Israel Defence Forces (IDF), said early on Friday.

“The IDF holds the Syrian regime fully responsible for every terror activity emanating from its territory.

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“The IDF will respond severely to every aggression against Israeli territory,’’ the Israeli military added.

A drone of unknown origin destroyed a school in the seaside resort town of Eilat on Thursday.

The IDF confirmed Thursday afternoon that it was reviewing the incident’s circumstances.

There were no casualties reported.

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