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Gunfire at IDF from Syria Border

IDF assesses that the gunfire is spillover from fighting in Syria. No one is hurt.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 5/20/2013, 8:28 AM

Syria border
Syria border
Israel news photo: Flash 90

IDF soldiers carrying out routine security assignments along the border with Syria reported that shots were fired in their direction from the Syrian side of the border Monday morning.

No one was reported hurt in the incident.

The IDF's general assessment is that the gunfire is spillover from the fighting in Syria, between forces loyal to President Bashar Assad and rebels.

There have been several incidents of fire from Syria hitting Israel in the last few months, including mortar shells. While the IDF said it saw the shells as "strays," it responded with fire on some of the occasions.

Security experts have cast doubt, in the last 24 hours, on the reports that Syria has pointed missiles at Tel Aviv, to be fired if Israel attacks Syrian targets again.