Syrian rebel groups seen behind some errant fire in Golan

Smoke rises in a field on the Golan Heights, after two mortars fired from war-torn Syria struck the northern sector of the mountain plateau, April 28, 2015. (AFP/JALAA MAREY)
Smoke rises in a field on the Golan Heights, after two mortars fired from war-torn Syria struck the northern sector of the mountain plateau, April 28, 2015. (AFP/JALAA MAREY)

Errant projectiles from Syria that have landed on the Israeli side of the Golan Heights over the past two weeks have been fired by Syrian opposition groups as well as by Syrian army forces, Israeli security sources told the Times of Israel on Thursday.

Some of the errant fire has come from the former al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra, an extremist group which recently rebranded itself as Jabhat Fath Al-Sham, according to the sources.

There was no indication presently that the mortar fire was intentional, but a part of the ongoing civil war in the neighboring country and the struggle over territory, specifically areas in the Syrian Golan Heights between Hader and Quneitra, parallel to the Israeli side, the sources said. READ MORE OF THIS REPORT

SOURCES: News Now/ Times Of Israel

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.