Smoke from mortar shelling rises above the Golan Heights. Photo: Screenshot

The civil war in Syria spilled over on Tuesday into Israel, where at least 10 large mortar shells were recovered after a long morning of bombardments, Israel’s Channel 2 reported, citing the IDF.

The IDF said fighting was centered around several villages on the Israel-Syrian border. One shell landed near the Northern Golan town of Aloni Bashan and another fell in an open area near Ein Zivan.

Ronen Gilboa, a local emergency services team leader said, “We see the smoke and everything, and there was also a small fire.”

“We continue as usual and Tourism and Agriculture are working normally,” he added, “We have heard these explosions for almost three years.”

A spokeswoman for the Golan Regional Council said the shelling, smoke plumes and fire began at 6AM and continued all morning, but no Israelis were harmed, as residents in the region know which areas along the border are the most dangerous.

The video report from Israel Channel 2 can be viewed below:

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Source: The Algemeiner


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