Photo: Yoav Zitun
Photo: Yoav Zitun

IDF attacks Syria in response to mortar hits in Golan

Following three mortar shells landing in Israeli territory, apparently a spillover from internal Syrian fighting, the army strikes back.

The IDF announced on Friday evening that it had attacked the sources of three mortars fired into the northern Golan Heights earlier that day.



Friday afternoon, a mortar shell exploded in an open area in the northern Golan Heights. No alarm sounded at that time.


(File photo: Avihu Shapira) (Photo: Avihu Shapria)
(File photo: Avihu Shapira)


Later, an alarm sounded shortly after 6pm in the area, and a short time later, two mortar shell hits were identified in Israeli territory. The IDF reported that there were no casualties and no damage was caused by any of the mortars.


In a statement, the army said, “The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm the sovereignty of the State of Israel or the security of its residents and will see the Syrian regime responsible for what happens within its territory.”


It was also reported that the mortars were apparently a spillover from the internal fighting in Syria.


(Article translated and edited by J. Herzog)


פרסום ראשון: 04.21.17, 20:27
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