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IDF Strikes Syria After Mortar Hits Golan Heights

IDF in Golan Heights (Photo: flickr/IDF)

This weekend we reported to you about Israel retaliating after a rocket from Gaza struck Sderot. Now, an artillery round from Syria has landed in the Golan Heights, The Times of Israel reports, prompting a response from the IDF:

The IDF said the shell struck the central Golan Heights, close to the security fence with Syria.

In response, the IAF targeted a Syrian army launcher on the Syrian side of the Golan.

The Syrian Golan has been the site of intense fighting in recent years between Assad regime forces and the Nusra Front, an al-Qaeda affiliate.

More recently, the area has seen burgeoning activity by Hezbollah and Iran’s al-Quds Force aimed at opening a new potential front against Israel in any future conflict.

A number of mortars have landed in Israeli territory as a result of spillover fighting over the last several years, raising fears among residents near the border...

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