Two mortar shells from war in Syria explode in Golan Heights

February 18, 2014 16:45

Shells land near border fence between Israel and Syria; no injury or damage caused.

A SOLDIER from the Nahal Reconnaissance Company looks out at the border with Syria.

IDF soldier Golan 370. (photo credit:Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post)

Two mortar shells exploded in the Golan Heights on Tuesday afternoon. 

The shells were fired amidst battles between the Syrian army and rebels.

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The explosions, which caused no injuries or damage occurred near the border fence between
Israel and Syria. 

Earlier on Tuesday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu visited a field hospital on the Golan Heights treating Syria's wounded.

The Golan sees periodic fallout from the fighting in Syria in the form of mortar shells.  

After several Syrian mortar shells fell in the Golan in August, the IDF fired a missile at a Syrian army post. Israel submitted an official complaint to the UN following the August incident.

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