Syria Denies Responsibility for Golan Attack

YERUSHALAYIM -

Syria has denied responsibility for Tuesday’s incident on the Golan Heights in which four IDF soldiers, were wounded, one of them seriously.

Syria told U.N. forces in the area on Thursday that the explosion was of an old landmine, not a targeted roadside bomb, The Jerusalem Post reported.

For its part, Syria filed a complaint against Israel, for its retaliatory fire on Wednesday, which reportedly resulted in one Syrian soldier killed and seven wounded.

In a letter to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Damascus gave a detailed account of the Israeli attacks and demanded that the Security Council “condemn Israel for violating the separation of forces agreement” and “prevent it from attacking in the future.”