Israeli warplanes struck Syrian posts, command centers and artillery batteries in the Quneitra region of Syrian Golan before dawn Wednesday - in reprisal for a Syrian roadside bomb which blew up an Israeli paratroop army patrol jeep in Golan Tuesday. Four Israeli paratroops were injured, one badly. Doctors are fighting for his life.

The IDF spokesman said:  “Israel struck the Syrian targets which enabled and aided in a terrorist attack in which four of our men were injured. They were command posts, artillery batteries and a training facility belonging to the Syrian army. The IDF reserves the right to act in any way and at any time it sees fit to defend its citizens.” DEBKAfile’s military sources add: There is no word from Syria on casualties if any from the Israeli attack, which without doubt opens a new chapter in Israel’s military involvement in the Syrian war.