Israel bombs Syrian positions after roadside attack

An Israeli army officer listens to a soldier who was wounded during the attack. Credit: REUTERS/Moran Mayan/Jinipix

Israel have launched air strikes against Syrian military sites near the town of Qunaitra in retaliation for a roadside bombing on Tuesday, that wounded four soldiers.

The bomb was detonated near an Israeli patrol along a fence between the Golan Heights and a section under Syrian control.

One of the four wounded soldiers was critically injured in the roadside bomb. In retaliation, the Israeli air strikes killed one and wounded seven others, Syria's armed forces said.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his cabinet "Our policy is clear. We hurt those who hurt us."