Gunshots from Syria damage IDF vehicle in Golan; none hurt

IDF returns fire; Defense source: "The fire was directed at us."

By JPOST.COM STAFF,
May 21, 2013 07:59
IDF tanks along the Syrian border on Golan Heights

IDF tanks along the Syrian border on Golan Heights 370 (R). (photo credit: Baz Ratner / Reuters)

 
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Gunfire from Syria crossed the border into Israel early Tuesday morning causing light damage to an Israeli military vehicle, the IDF stated. No soldiers were injured in the incident which occurred in the central Golan Heights.

A defense source told The Jerusalem Post, "They fired on our patrol. Whether they knew it was us or not I don't know, but it's the third time in a row this has happened [this week], at the same place and time. The fire was directed at us."

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The IDF responded with precise artillery fire, striking and destroying a Syrian army position. There were no immediate reports of injuries on the Syrian side.

The incident marked the third such instance of cross border fire from Syria into Israel this week. Two instances of gunfire into the Israeli Golan Heights occurred on Monday morning.

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