A mortar shell exploded in the northern Golan Heights, most likely the result of errant fire spilling over from the civil war in Syria. In response, IAF aircrafts attacked the source of the fire in Quneitra, where battles have been taking place in recent days.







IDF responds to mortar landing

IDF responds to mortar landing Photo Credit: Channel 2 News

The IDF attacked in Syria this evening (Monday) after a mortar shell exploded in the northern Golan Heights near Israel’s border with Syria, most likely the result of errant fire from the civil war still taking place in the country. The mortar exploded on the Israeli side of the border opposite the city of Quneitra, where battles have been taking place in recent days between different Syrian groups. No one was injured in the incident and no property was harmed.

After identifying the mortar landing near the Israel-Syria border fence, the IDF launched an attack in which Israeli Air Force aircrafts targeted the source of the fire. The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit reported that “the IDF sees the Syrian regime as responsible for what takes place in its territory and will not tolerate any attempt to hinder the sovereignty of the State of Israel and the security of its citizens.”