Sirens Sound in Golan Heights Amid Tension After Israel-ISIS Clashes

An Israeli Merkava tank drives near the border with Syria in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, on November 28, 2016. Jack Guez
An Israeli Merkava tank drives near the border with Syria in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, on November 28, 2016. Jack Guez

Residents reported hearing explosion, but army says sirens were false alarm triggered by fighting in Syria.

Rocket sirens sounded Tuesday in the Golan Heights, amid tension in the area after clashes between the Israeli army and militants affiliated with the Islamic State group in recent days.

The military said later the sirens were false alarm and that the siren system had been activated after sensing live fire in ongoing battles on the Syrian side of the border.

The Israeli army initially said it was looking into the incident as residents of the area reported hearing an explosion of possible projectile fire. The military said in an initial report that no rocket or mortar fire had been identified.

Source: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.755937