IDF Hits Syrian Army Position After Errant Fire Into Golan

YERUSHALAYIM -

The IDF fired a Spike (Tamuz) missile at a Syrian army position on Thursday in response to a stray projectile fired from across the border that hit the Israeli Golan Heights earlier in the day.

A direct hit, destroying the position, was confirmed.

A warning siren sounded Thursday afternoon in about ten communities in the northern Golan Heights. A projectile from fighting in the Syrian civil war fell in the fields of Kibbutz Ortal.

B’chasdei Shamayim, no injuries were reported.

In a statement, the military said it appeared the shooting from Syria was “errant fire” from battles between forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad and rebels trying to topple him.