Sirens in Israel's Golan Heights dismissed as 'false alarm' by IDF

Rocket siren in Golan Heights a false alarm Israeli military

The IDF has confirmed that an Iron Dome battery was activated but stressed that the rocket sirens were a false alarm.

Israel's Defense Forces later issued a statement, calling the sirens a "false alarm".

The sirens were reported in settlements across the occupied Golan Heights, including Katzrin, the region's largest settlement.

Sirens warning of incoming rockets sounded in Israeli villages in the Golan Heights on Thursday, a week after missiles were fired at the region from Syria.

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An Iron Dome anti-missile system is deployed on the Golan Heights to protect northern Israel. "It should be noted that the reports regarding an aircraft that was identified and intercepted are false".

Local residents saw the launch of the missile system "Iron dome" and heard the explosions.

Israel then launched its most intensive air strikes into Syria since the start of the Syrian civil war.

Over the past few years, Israel has frequently attacked military targets in Syria in what is considered an attempt to prop up terrorist groups that have been suffering heavy defeats against Syrian government forces.

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