The Israeli army fired a missile into Syria after several shells fired from Syria exploded in northern Israel on the Golan Heights. The weekend incident was the eighth time that the Israel Defense Forces have fired a missile at Syria in response to shells and live fire from Syria on Israel.
The missile, a Tamuz anti-tank guided missile, reportedly hit and destroyed a Syrian cannon near the village of Breikeh from which mortars fired at Israel had originated. The cannon was located at a Syrian army post. The Tammuz guided missile has a range of 25 kilometers, can track a target independently, and can penetrate the armor of any tank.