2 Syria mortars land in Golan Heights

Shells fired from Syrian side of the border land near Tel Fares; no injuries

Two mortar shells fired from Syrian territory at around noon Monday landed in an open area in the Israeli-controlled part of the Golan Heights, near Tel Fares. There were no reports of injury, and it remains unclear if any damage was caused. IDF forces were sweeping the area.


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Less than two weeks ago two IDF soldiers sustained mild injuries when two shells fired from Syria landed in Israeli territory. One of the soldiers suffered from shock, while the other was hit by shrapnel. The army said the errant shells were launched during fighting between Syrian rebels and President Bashar Assad's forces close to the Israel-Syria border.


However, despite the army's claim that the shells were not fired toward Israel intentionally, a few hours after the incident an IDF "TAMUZ" missile destroyed the Syrian cannon that fired the shells.


Some three weeks ago, gunfire emanating from Syria targeted workers erecting the new security fence along the border. A week earlier gunfire from Syria targeted an IDF patrol. Both incidents ended without injury.



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פרסום ראשון: 10.21.13, 15:21
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