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.

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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