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July 17, 2013 7:44 am

Syrian Gunmen Fire at IDF Patrol in Southern Golan Heights

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IDF Soliders along Israel-Syria border. Photo: wiki commons.

Times of Israel – Two Syrian gunmen of unknown affiliation infiltrated an unmanned IDF military outpost in the southern Golan Heights in the demilitarized zone Tuesday night. Shots were then fired at an IDF patrol approaching the area. It wasn’t initially clear where the shots came from, with some reports indicating they came from inside Syria, where Assad forces were possibly targeting the gunmen, believed to be rebels.

“Earlier this evening, suspicious movement was spotted in an unmanned IDF position, east of the fence, in the southern Golan Heights. Shots were fired at the patrol, which returned fire,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit told The Times of Israel. There were no reports of injuries or damage.

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