Saturday, April 13, 2013

IDF fires into Syria after patrol shot at in Golan

Gunfire, artillery shells come across Syrian border near soldiers patrolling in Golan; IDF fires missiles at source.
(JPost) The IDF has confirmed that light weapons fire and artillery shells were fired from Syria in the direction of one of its border patrols on Friday evening.

There were no injuries or damages in the incident, an army spokeswoman said.

IDF soldiers fired missiles at the source of the artillery fire, recording a direct hit. There were no immediate reports of casualties on the Syrian side.

An IDF spokeswoman said she did not know whether it was Syrian army or rebels who fired at the Israeli troops and whether the fire was stray or deliberate.

The IDF informed the United Nations of the incident.