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Israeli troops respond to alleged Syrian fire in the Golan Heights

February 14, 2014 at 12:35 pm

Israeli forces responded on Monday night to missile fire they claim originated from the Syrian side of the Golan Heights. No casualties have been reported, a spokesman for the Israeli forces said.

“Bullets were fired at the Israeli soldiers patrolling the borders in the Golan Height,” Spokesman Avichay Adraee wrote on Tuesday morning on his facebook page. “They responded to the fire and precisely shot the target where the Syrian fire was launched from.”

The shooting lightly damaged an Israeli vehicle, according to Adraee, but resulted in no casualties.

Adraee said: “The Israeli army is not going to tolerate any attempt to harm any of its soldiers. The army is staying on alarm to deal with any such attempts.”

Meanwhile, Al-Jazeera Satellite TV reported the Syrian regime as saying that it had destroyed an Israeli military vehicle that crossed the Syrian borders in the Golan Height.