Syrian ‘projectiles’ land on Israeli-controlled Golan Heights causing no casualties – IDF

Israeli soldiers patrol near the border with Syria after projectiles fired from the war-torn country hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on June 24, 2017.

Several projectiles, launched from the Syrian territory, fell on the Israeli-controlled part of the Golan Heights, causing no injuries, the Israel Defense Force (IDF) said Sunday.

“Moments ago, several projectiles fired from Syria hit an open area in the northern Golan Heights. No injuries reported,” the IDF posted on their official Twitter account.

The military has not yet said whether the shelling from the Syrian side was deliberate.

On Saturday, the Israel Defense Forces said that in response to over 10 projectiles launched from Syria, the air force targeted origin of launches and destroyed two Syrian tanks.

Earlier in the day, commenting on the incident, a source in the Russian Defense Ministry told Sputnik that the Israeli aircraft carried the attack against the Jabhat al-Nusra group and not the Syrian government forces.

Israel occupied the Golan Heights in the 1967 Six-Day War with Syria and annexed the territory in 1981. The international community has not recognized the Israeli annexation.