Israel Destroys Syrian Army Post

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JERUSALEM, Israel -- Israeli and Syrian forces exchanged fire along Israel's northern border overnight Monday, with the IDF scoring a direct hit that destroyed the Syrian army post.

There were no injuries, but a military vehicle was lightly damaged.

"Overnight, shots were fired at an IDF patrol on the border in the central Golan Heights, damaging a military vehicle," the IDF Spokesperson's Office said in a statement. "In response, IDF forces returned precise fire at the source and reported a direct hit.

Syria claimed it destroyed the vehicle after it crossed a ceasefire line, but the IDF denied the report.

The latest incident marks the third consecutive night that Syrian forces have fired from the same area at about the same time of night at an Israeli patrol in the central Golan Heights.

"The IDF views the recent incidents in the North with concern and has lodged a complaint with UNDOF," the IDF statement said.

Some analysts say President Bashar Assad may be attempting to show toughness after recent Israeli airstrikes destroyed Syrian and Iranian weapons being shipped to the Lebanese-based terror group Hezbollah.

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