Watch an Israeli airstrike take out a Syrian machine gun and 2 tanks

Gaza Israel airstrikesAndrew Burton/Getty ImagesIsraeli soldiers stand near their tank while smoke due to airstrikes and shelling rises from Gaza on July 22, 2014 near Sderot, Israel.

The Israeli Defence Forces released video on Saturday purporting to show its jets taking out a Syrian heavy machine gun and two tanks after mortar fire hit parts of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

Israel said 10 projectiles from inside Syria had hit the Golan, the border area between Syria and Israel. Israel said it responded with airstrikes on the position the mortars came from and took out two Syrian army tanks, including one as it was preparing to fire.

Syria’s military accused Israel of hitting a residential area and killing civilians in the strike, which it called an “unacceptable breach” of sovereignty, according to Reuters

Israel released the following footage of the strike:

 

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