IDF patrol comes under fire in latest Syrian civil war spillover

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to An Israel Defense Forces (IDF) patrol vehicle came under fire from across the Syrian border Thursday night, in the latest Syrian civil war spillover into Israel. No soldiers were wounded and no damage was done to the vehicle in the attack.

IDF soldiers on the lookout near the Israel-Syria border. Thursday marked the latest Syrian civil war spillover into Israel. Credit: Israel Defense Forces.

Israel’s Channel 2 reported that according to the IDF, the shooting was apparently not premeditated and was a result of a firefight between Syrian rebels and regime forces that spilled over into Israeli territory.

In the past months there have been multiple incidents in which skirmishes between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's embattled regime and rebels near the Israel-Syria border errantly shot at Israeli troops.

In July, during a routine patrol in the Tel Fares area of the Golan Heights, soldiers identified suspicious figures at an unmanned IDF position near the security fence with Syria. As they approached the position, the troops came under fire from the Syrian side of the fence and fired back at the source of the gunshots. No soldiers were injured and no damage was done to the IDF patrol vehicle in that incident.


Posted on August 2, 2013 .