IDF retaliates after Syrian mortar lands in Golan Heights

February 8, 2017 22:52

Golan Heights

Israeli soldiers stand near the border with Syria in the Golan Heights. (photo credit:REUTERS)

A mortar reportedly fell in the Golan Heights near the border fence Wednesday night.

There was no known causalities or damage.

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The IDF reported that the mortar was spillover from fighting within Syria, and that in response, the IDF attacked a target in the northern Syrian Golan and confirmed a hit.

Such spillover is not unusual, and the IDF has usually responded, even if it was expected to be accidental, with attacks against Syrian Army positions.

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