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IDF in Golan
Photo: EPA

Syrian rebels seize IDF post in Golan

Armed cell takes over unmanned IDF post, Israeli force identifies cell, gunfire ensues; no injuries reported

Two armed Syrians, most likely affiliated with rebel forces, infiltrated an unmanned IDF post in the south Golan Heights Tuesday night.


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.


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The armed Syrians managed to flee the scene before additional IDF troops arrived. Soldiers were combing the area in search of the assailants.

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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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