Latest Breaking News: 20 Killed by Israel troops firing > Israel troops opened the fire on Golan and more then 20 shot down.
According to source, crossfire between Syria stormed protesters and israel troops killed 20. Hundreds of protesters rushed the ceasefire line, cutting through barbed wire as they tried to enter the Golan Heights in a repeat of demonstrations last month that saw thousands mass along Israel’s north.
In Majdal Shams, on the occupied Golan, Israeli troops opened fire as demonstrators sought to push through the mined ceasefire line, which had been reinforced with several rows of barbed wire blocking access to a fence.
“Despite numerous warnings, both verbal and later warning shots in the air, dozens of Syrians continue to approach the border and IDF (Israel Defence Forces) forces were left with no choice but to open fire towards the feet of protesters in efforts to deter further actions,” an army spokesman said.
Updating an earlier toll, Syrian state media reported that 20 people were killed, including a woman and child, and 340 were injured. The Israeli military officials said it was aware of 12 casualties. (AFP)