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    No Casualities Reported Amid Syrian 'Projectile' on Golan Heights - IDF

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    A projectile that fell on the Golan Heights caused no injuries, the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) said Friday.

    TEL AVIV (Sputnik) — A projectile, launched from the Syrian territory, fell on the Israeli-controlled part of the Golan Heights, causing no injuries, the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) said Friday.

    "Moments ago, a projectile was launched from Syria & hit an open area in the northern Golan Heights. No injuries have been reported," the IDF posted on their official Twitter account.

    The military has not yet said whether the shelling from the Syrian side was deliberate or there was an accidental overflight of a projectile or mines through a dividing line. The troops are searching the area.

    In November, the IDF said a missile believed to be launched from Syria, hit the Israeli-controlled northern Golan Heights without causing any casualties. The IDF responded with retaliatory fire.

    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.


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