Two Sirens in One Afternoon in Northern Israel Caused by Syrian Infighting

The Israeli army says that despite the two sirens sounded, no rockets were found to have landed inside the country

An Israeli flag flutters above the wreckage of a tank sitting on a hill overlooking the border with Syria, Golan Heights, Israel, October 18, 2017.
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Two rocket-alert sirens were sounded in the Golan Heights in northern Israel on Wednesday afternoon near to the Syrian border.

The Israel Defense Forces announced that both were apparently in response to internal fighting in Syria.

Despite the sirens, the military has not yet been able to locate rockets that may have landed inside Israel's borders.

The first siren was sounded in the Golan Heights, and the second was in military bases in the north of the area.