Another round of mortar fire from Syria reportedly struck the Golan Heights in northern Israel from Syria. The IDF located four artillery shells in the northern part of the Golan Heights by Wednesday night, Ynet reported, allegedly more of the “spillovery” from the raging civil war taking place across the border.
If the report is confirmed, it will be the third day in a row for what has become a continuing series of mortar fire despite Israeli military efforts to deter, or at least, contain an escalating situation on the northern border.
This is the eighth time the region has been hit by “spillover” action from the raging civil war taking place on the Syrian side of the border.
The attacks have continued despite retaliatory Israeli Air Force air strikes and IDF artillery fire intended as a warning to prevent further shelling.
On Tuesday, the IDF closed Route 98 in the north after the third mortar shell of the day came whistling into the region from across the border.
That attack came just 24 hours after two projectiles landed in Israel from Syria.
The Golan Heights also was attacked on Monday, and over the weekend as well.
The Israeli government has issued a statement after each attack, warning that it holds the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad responsible for all activity that takes place within its territory, military and otherwise.Hana Levi Julian