Mortar shells land in Golan Heights

Israeli soldiers walk past signs pointing out distances to different cities at an observation point on Mount Bental in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights May 5, 2013. (Reuters)

The Israeli military says a stray mortar shell fired from Syria has landed in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights.

The shelling comes days after a pair of airstrikes in Syria blamed on Israel.

The military says Monday’s shelling appears to be accidental spillover from the Syrian civil war, and not connected to the airstrikes.

Stray shelling and gunfire from the Syrian civil war has periodically landed in the Golan in recent months. The Israeli military believes most of these incidents have not specifically targeted Israel.
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:39 - GMT 06:39
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