Published: 18 November, 2012, 04:36
Israeli Merkava tanks take position in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights overlooking the Syrian village of Breqa (AFP Photo / Jack Guez)
Israel artillery has fired back at Syria after gunfire hit an Israeli military vehicle in the Golan Heights. The incident comes amid high tensions in the region as Israel is waging an offensive against Gaza while civil war continues in Syria.
No one was injured in the exchange of fire on Sunday, the Israeli military said. This has been the latest spillover of violence from Syria, where rebel fighters are trying to topple the regime of Bashar Assad.
“Shots were fired at IDF (Israeli army) soldiers…in the central Golan Heights,” an army spokeswoman told AFP. “Soldiers responded with artillery fire towards the source of the shooting.”
The Israeli military however did not know if they were attacked by Syrian rebels or forces of the Syrian government.