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  9/1/2014, Elul 6, 5774

Mortar Shell Explodes in Open Area on Golan Heights


A mortar shell from Syria has exploded in an open area of the Golan Heights.  No injuries or damages have been reported. It is thought that this is spillover resulting from the fighting between the Syrian army and the Jabat al-Nusra rebel forces. Fierce fighting for the UN-operated territory near Quneitra has been taking place since early this morning, according to a report by a Reuters photographer.

Yesterday, the IAF downed a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) that had penetrated Israeli airspace in the Quneitra region with a ground-to-air Patriot missile.  It was unknown whether the drone was carrying photographic equipment for intel gathering purposes, or explosives, or whether or not the aircraft's operator had strayed off the intended flight path or was attempting to implement an aerial attack.

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