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Israel retaliates after errant mortar shell falls in Golan Heights

Israel Materials 24 April 2018 01:21 (UTC +04:00)
The IDF fired on a Syrian regime position after a mortar shell landed near the security fence in the northern Golan Heights on Monday
Israel retaliates after errant mortar shell falls in Golan Heights

The IDF fired on a Syrian regime position after a mortar shell landed near the security fence in the northern Golan Heights on Monday, the army announced, The Jerusalem Post reported.

The mortar shell which hit Israeli territory is believed to be spillover from fighting across the border in Syria.

In response, the IDF fired a precision artillery strike on a Syrian military position in the area from which the mortar was fired.

"The IDF views the Syrian regime as responsible for everything in its territory and will not tolerate any attempt to harm the sovereignty of the State of Israel and the security of its residents,” read the army statement.

According to the army, the IDF is acting proportionally to prevent any deterioration and retaliates against fire by targeting Assad regime positions, holding the government responsible for any and all errant projectiles.

No one was hurt in the stray mortar fire, which landed east of the border fence near Quneitra.

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