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Israel hits targets inside Syria as mortar shells fired from Golan Heights

A mortar shell fired in the Syria's civil war landed near the Israeli border fence in the northern Golan Heights on Monday, according to the IDF Spokesperson's Unit, Haartz said.

The Israeli army targeted an artillery piece from where the mortar shell was fired in response, the IDF added.

Syria’s civil war has last thus far for seven years and claimed over 500,000 lives. It’s estimated that 11 million people have been uprooted from their homes.

In response to U.S.-led airstrikes on Syria in April, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu showed his support for the strikes, saying "It should be clear to head of Syrian regime Assad that his reckless efforts to acquire and use weapons of mass destruction, his wanton disregard for international law and his provision of a forward base for Iran and its proxies endanger Syria."