Syria and Israel in exchange of fire
Israeli and Syrian forces have exchanged fire across the ceasefire line in the occupied Golan Heights.Israel returned fire after one of its military vehicles was hit by shots from Syria, Israel’s defence forces say. Media reports say no-one was hurt.Syria says it destroyed an Israeli vehicle which it says crossed the ceasefire line into territory its forces control.Syria and Israel have traded fire a number of times in recent weeks.
The Israeli military said its troops “returned precise fire” after the vehicle was hit.A statement from the Syrian army said it had “destroyed an Israeli vehicle with everything that it had in it”. The statement said the vehicle was shot after it crossed the ceasefire line and headed towards the rebel-held village of Bir Ajam.Syrian gunfire has hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights in two previous incidents this week, without causing injury. There have been sporadic exchanges of fire between the two sides in recent months.Syria and Israel have been in a state of war since 1948 but the border has been relatively calm in recent years.