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Israel strikes at a Syrian army position

September 5, 2014 at 9:50 am

The Israeli army stated that it has raided a Syrian army position in response to a Syrian mortar on Thursday that landed in the part of the Golan Heights that Israel occupies.

Anadolu news agency reported that the Israeli army tweeted about the exchange via its official Twitter account, saying that: “A short while ago, at least one projectile hit the Golan Heights. In response, we targeted a Syrian army position. Hits were confirmed.”

The Israeli army added that it holds “the Syrian army responsible for any shooting into Israel” from Syrian territory.

Israeli media reported earlier that a rocket had fallen in an open area in the north of the Golan Heights without causing any damage or injuries.

No entity claimed responsibility for firing that mortar, and thus far the Syrian regime has not given any official remarks on the incident.

Over the past several weeks, a number of mortars have landed in the occupied part of the Golan Heights. The Israeli army believes they are unintentional – stray mortars from the internal Syrian conflict that the country has witnessed since March 2011.