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

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Some residents even reported that they saw an Iron Dome interception and heard loud explosions.

Rocket warning sirens went off on Thursday in Israel's Golan Heights, but the IDF quickly said it was a false alarm. "The IDF's Iron Dome aerial defense system was activated".

However, the military stressed that the rocket sirens were a false alarm and that the reports about an Iron Dome interception are incorrect. "The circumstances are being looked into".

A historic building that was destroyed during a three-year conflict in Benghazi
A historic building that was destroyed during a three-year conflict in Benghazi

The IDF said in a subsequent statement that the Red Alerts were a "false alarm" but confirmed that the Iron Dome system had indeed been activated.

Background: On May 10, Iran and Syria launched a retaliatory strike against Israeli military targets in the Golan Heights, following weeks of escalating Israeli airstrikes on Iranian targets in Syria. It was the first time Israel has directly accused Iran of firing toward Israeli territory.

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Lebanese group, said the attack marked a "new phase" in the war in Syria.

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