Israeli sources reported on Wednesday evening [October 10, 2013] that the Israeli army fired a missile at a Syrian army base after mortar shells was fired from Syrian territory into the occupied Golan Heights. The sources said that the army fired the missile at the source of fire, an issue that led to casualties among Syrian soldiers.

According to Israeli sources, one Israeli soldier suffered “an anxiety attack”, while another soldier was hit by shell fragmentation.

Israeli military leaders said that it is likely that the mortars fired from Syria where not meant to target Israel, as gun battles were taking place between the Syrian army and the armed militias close to the border.

Yet, Tel Aviv said it would be filing an official complaint to the United Nations.

It is worth mentioning that Israel repeatedly violated Syrian airspace and bombarded several areas, including Syrian army bases, and other army and government-run facilities leading to excessive damage and dozens of casualties.