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IDF Says It Fired Into Syria After Israeli Troops Were Shot at in the Golan Heights

No Israeli casualties reported, military statement says "a hit was confirmed"

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(Reuters)—The Israeli army fired into Syria on Monday after its troops were shot at on the occupied Golan Heights, the military said.

"Gunfire was opened from Syria towards IDF (Israel Defense Forces) soldiers in the central Golan Heights. The force retaliated towards the threat and a hit was confirmed," a military statement said.

There were no Israeli casualties in the incident.

An Israeli military source said that the brief exchange of fire happened near the Quneitra border crossing and that the Israeli troops said they were fired on by a Syrian soldier.