Israeli soldiers stand near the border with Syria in the Golan Heights.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
The IDF on Wednesday launch and artillery strike on Syrian army targets in the norther Golan Heights in response to a mortar shell that fell in Israeli territory earlier in the day.
The mortar shell was thought to have breached the border as fallout from fighting in Syria, however the IDF said it holds the Syrian regime responsible for all activities emanating from its territory.
"The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israel's sovereignty and the security of its residents," the military said in a statement on the matter.
No injuries or damage were reported in the attack.
Errant fire from the conflict in Syrian has sporadically landed in Israeli territory during the country's more than five-year civil war.
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