IDF soldier grazed by stray Syrian bullet
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IDF soldier grazed by stray Syrian bullet

Civil war spills over fence, as shots hit army border post

Aaron Kalman is a former writer and breaking news editor for the Times of Israel

UN peacekeepers monitor the Syrian side of the Golan Heights in July 2012 (photo credit: Tsafrir Abayov/Flash90)
UN peacekeepers monitor the Syrian side of the Golan Heights in July 2012 (photo credit: Tsafrir Abayov/Flash90)

An IDF soldier was lightly injured by stray Syrian fire on Thursday morning, as a number of rounds hit the Tel Hazeka post on the border.

The soldier was hurt by a ricochet and treated at the site.

In recent weeks the Syrian civil war spilled over the fence a number of times. On Sunday Israeli artillery fired at Syrian posts for the first time since the 1973 ceasefire after mortar shells landed in the Golan Heights.

Last week, three mortar shells from Syria fell in and around Moshav Alonei Habashan in the Golan, but caused no damage or injuries.

The IDF has been kept on high alert since November 3, when three Syrian tanks strayed into the demilitarized zone separating the two borders, leading Israel to lodge an official complaint with UN peacekeepers stationed in the DMZ.

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