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Syrian mortar round falls in Israeli Golan Heights

IDF says shell was errant fire as Assad loyalists and rebels resume heavy fighting along the border

Illustrative: Smoke rises following an explosion in Syria's Quneitra province as Syrian rebels clash with Assad regime forces, seen from the Golan Heights in 2014. (AP/Ariel Schalit, File)
Illustrative: Smoke rises following an explosion in Syria's Quneitra province as Syrian rebels clash with Assad regime forces, seen from the Golan Heights in 2014. (AP/Ariel Schalit, File)

A errant mortar fired from Syria landed in the Israeli Golan Monday, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

There were no injuries or damage reported.

Heavy fighting has recently resumed along the Israel-Syria border between Assad regime forces and Syrian rebels, following several weeks of relative calm since the IDF shot down a Syrian fighter plane over the Golan Heights September 23.

Shells from Syria landed sporadically on the Israeli side of the Golan Heights throughout September as the sides battled for the Quneitra crossing, with the rebels reportedly gaining control of almost the entire Syrian border with Israel.

Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.

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