More Errant Syrian Mortar Shells Fall on Golan

IDF artillery on the Golan Heights. (Basel Awidat/Flash90)

Three mortar shells fell on the Golan Heights on Shabbos afternoon, the result of more errant fire from clashes between the Syrian Army and rebel groups on the Syrian side of the border. There were no injuries or damage in the incident. IDF planes reportedly strafed several military targets in Syria Motzoei Shabbos in response to the fire.

A total of 17 such rockets fell in the past week. The IDF said in a statement Motzoei Shabbos that it was “not involved in the internal fight going on in Syria, but we take seriously all violations of Israeli sovereignty. We see the Syrian government as responsible for the events taking place in the territory under its control.”

Last weekend, the IDF struck Syrian targets after 10 mortar shells fell inside Israel. IDF aircraft hit several targets at Syrian army installations in the Golan, destroying buildings and tanks. Arab media reports said that at least two people were killed in the IDF strike. Israel also filed a complaint with the United Nations over the incident. Later in the week, IDF forces struck again, targeting Syrian Army vehicles and installations. A closed military area order imposed by the IDF on areas near the border with Syria is still in effect, the IDF said.

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