Israeli soldiers (R) and peacekeepers of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force monitor the border with Syria near the village of Majdal Shams in the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan Heights on September 13, 2016
Israeli soldiers (R) and peacekeepers of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force monitor the border with Syria near the village of Majdal Shams in the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan Heights on September 13, 2016 © Jalaa Marey - AFP/File
Israeli soldiers (R) and peacekeepers of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force monitor the border with Syria near the village of Majdal Shams in the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan Heights on September 13, 2016
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Last updated: September 14, 2016

Fresh Syrian fire hits Israeli-held Golan

Fire from Syria hit the Israeli-held zone of the Golan Heights on Wednesday, the military said, the latest in a string of incidents ratcheting up tension between the uneasy neighbours.

"Earlier today a projectile fired from Syria hit the northern Israeli Golan Heights," an army statement said.

"No injuries have been reported."

There was no immediate report of an Israeli response.

On Tuesday Israeli aircraft struck Syrian army positions after stray fire from Syria's war hit the Israeli-occupied zone.

Syria said it had shot down an Israeli warplane and a drone, a claim denied by Israel.

The uptick comes as a new Syrian ceasefire brokered by Russia and the United States came into force on Monday.

The truce does not apply to areas held by jihadists such as the Islamic State group.

The Israeli army holds the Syrian government accountable for any fire from its territory, regardless of its source.

There were similar events in July and previously.

Israel has sought to avoid being drawn into Syria's complex war which is now in its sixth year, but it has attacked Syrian military targets when fire from the conflict spills over.

Israel seized 1,200 square kilometres (460 square miles) of the Golan Heights from Syria in the Six-Day War of 1967 and later annexed it in a move never recognised by the international community.

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