Israeli tanks hit two structures on Thursday inside a demilitarized zone in Syria, the military said, claiming the buildings violated a half-century-old ceasefire agreement between the two countries, the Israeli military said.
The structures, it said, were being used by the Syrian army, which amounted to what the army called a “clear violation” of the 1974 ceasefire.
The Israeli military did not provide any information about what type of structures the two buildings were or when they were built.
In Syria, the pro-government Sham FM radio station said the Israeli army struck an area on the edge of the Golan Heights in the village of Hadar. He said there were no casualties.
The 1974 agreement established a separation zone between Israeli and Syrian forces, placing a UN peacekeeping force there to keep the peace.
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The accord is credited with formally ending the 1973 Middle East war, when a coalition of Arab states led by Egypt and Syria launched an attack on Israel on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar. Israel this month marks the 50th anniversary of the war.
Israel and Syria are bitter enemies, although a ceasefire has largely been in place for the past five decades. The Israeli military, however, often strikes what it says are Iranian-linked targets in Syria.
Also Thursday, Syrian media reported that Israeli drones targeted two people riding a motorcycle in the Syrian capital of Damascus.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Israeli strike killed two members of Islamic Jihad, an Iran-backed Palestinian militant group, near the village of Beit Jin in southern Syria.
Islamic Jihad official Ismail Abu-Mujahed denied that any of their operatives were killed in southern Syria.
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The Israeli military declined to comment on the reports.