IDF: Rocket sirens in southern Golan were false alarm

No projectile landing sites have been located in Israeli territory.

November 29, 2016 12:35
Israeli soldiers stand atop tanks in the Golan Heights near Israel's border with Syria

Israeli soldiers stand atop tanks in the Golan Heights near Israel's border with Syria. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Air raid sirens sounded in various Israeli communities in the southern Golan Heights on Tuesday morning.

The IDF later said the sirens were activated in false alarm and no projectile landing sites have been located in Israeli territory.

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Residents in the area reported of weapons launchings occurring across the border in Syria. However, it was not clear if the alleged activity was from civil war fighting in Syria or another source.

Earlier in the week, the IDF targeted an ISIS-linked terror cell in Syria that had attempted to attack Israeli forces in the southern Golan region.
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On Monday morning, the IDF struck ISIS targets across the Syrian border for a second time after a Sunday attack by the ISIS-linked Khaled Ibn al-Walid Brigade (formerly known as the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade) against the Israeli Golani Reconnaissance Battalion operating near the border.

On Sunday, the IAF struck the terrorist cell, killing four terrorists after they had opened small arms fire and mortar fire at Israeli soldiers.

No IDF soldiers were hurt in the cross-border incident.

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