During a routine patrol by an IDF Nahal unit, soldiers observed the suspects in the post in Tel Faris. The Israeli force was then fired at, most likely from Syria, by Assad forces targeting the rebels in the IDF post.
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The IDF unit then fired back. No injuries or damage were reported.
The armed Syrians managed to flee the scene before additional IDF troops arrived. Soldiers were combing the area in search of the assailants.
Location of clashes
Earlier Tuesday, Some 25 mortar shells exploded in Israeli territory. The IDF said the firing was part of Syrian infighting involving rebels and army forces in the village of Al-Madriya.
The mortars hit open areas and no damage or injuries were reported.
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