Emergency sirens sounded in the Golan Heights Wednesday night, as conflict broke out across the Israel-Syria border between Israeli forces and, the Israeli military says, Iranian forces in Syria.
Several sirens sounded in the area of the Golan Heights. The details are being looked into and will be given shortly
— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) May 9, 2018
BREAKING NEWS: Footage allegedly from the Golan Heights in Northern Israel; Significant bombardments can be heard in the beginning of the video. pic.twitter.com/EQljNu5fvZ
— BNL NEWS (@BreakingNLive) May 9, 2018
Israeli residents along the country’s tense border with Syria have been urged to enter shelters.
— Qalaat Al Mudiq (@QalaatAlMudiq) May 9, 2018
Social media users report that Israeli tanks have fired at positions in Syria, Israeli air sorties have been initiated, and that Syrian artillery is shelling Israeli targets.
— Wael ???????? (@WaelAlRussi) May 9, 2018
Tensions in the area spurred the Israel Defense Forces to send military vehicles, troops, and missile interceptors to Golan Heights earlier in the day. Israel had been on high alert already after the country…