The IDF has been on heightened alert since a side bomb detonated near an Israeli patrol on the Syrian border last Friday. No injuries were reported, but damage was caused to a military vehicle.
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Friday's incident occurred between Majdal Shams and IDF Outpost 105, where the army operates a field hospital for wounded Syrians. In the area between the town and the hospital, the army has recently been conducting massive fortification work on a new, revamped border fence between Israel and war torn Syria.
As a result of the conflict, the IDF has been conducting weekly mind sweeps with the help of massive D9 bulldozers.
Several hours after Monday's mortar, an additional escalation was registered after shots were fired towards an IDF patrol force in the vicinity of Quneitra, close to the Syrian border. No injuries or damage were reported in this event either, but the force responded with fire towards the source.
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