Israel struck Syrian army targets on the Golan Heights on Sunday, sources on both sides said, and Israel said it was retaliating for cross-border rocket fire from the Syrian war next door.

Rebel sources in southern Syria and a British-based monitoring group said at least three Israeli air strikes had hit army sites near the frontier with the Israeli-occupied part of the strategic plateau.

Israel’s army confirmed it had targeted two Syrian army posts, but said it used artillery fire, not air strikes, in response to “errant” rockets from inside Syria landing on its territory. […]