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New rocket fired from Syria hits Israel-held Golan

AFP , Sunday 27 Sep 2015
Golan Heights
The Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan Heights (File Photo: Reuters)

A rocket fired from war-torn Syria strayed into the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan Heights on Sunday, the Israeli army said, in the second such incident in as many days.

The military said the rocket crashed into a field without causing any casualties or damage.

It said that it was the result of the civil war in Syria where various factions are fighting against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, as well as each other.

On Saturday, a similar incident occurred, with a rocket slamming into the Israeli-held part of the plateau also without causing injuries or damage.

Since the Syrian conflict erupted in 2011, the Golan has been tense, with a growing number of mostly stray rockets and mortar rounds hitting the Israeli side, prompting the occasional armed response.

Israel seized 1,200 square kilometres (460 square miles) of the heights in the Six-Day War of 1967 and later annexed it in a move never recognised by the international community.

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