Rocket alert sirens sound twice in 30 minutes in northern Golan Heights

IDF checking if rockets landed in Israeli territory.

June 28, 2015 14:47
Golan Heights

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

Rocket alert sirens sounded twice in a span of 30 minutes in several communities throughout the northern Golan Heights on Sunday afternoon.

Following the first round of rocket sirens that went off at approximately 2:40 p.m. on Sunday, the IDF said the sirens were triggered by internal Syrian battles between rebel groups and Assad government forces.

IDF units were searching for any possible projectile remnants in the Golan Heights after the second set of alarms went off at approximately 3:10 p.m.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage in either incident.

Earlier on Sunday, on the Gaza front, rocket alert sirens went off in communities in the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council. After investigating the source of the sirens, the IDF deemed the incident a false alarm.

The rocket sirens in the Golan Heights came amid heavy fighting on the Syrian side of the border as part of the country's four-year-old civil war.

Spillover from the Syrian infighting, in the form of mortar shells landing in Israeli territory, have often set off rocket alert sirens in the past.

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