Israel Fires Warning Shot at Syria

First foray into fighting after mortar shells hit Golan Heights

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Nov 11, 2012 6:31 AM CST

(Newser) – The Israeli military has fired a missile into Syria, the first time Israel has been drawn into the fighting in the neighboring country. The military said it fired the missile as a warning shot today after a stray mortar from Syria hit a military post in the Golan Heights. The military says no damage or injuries were reported inside Israel. A string of mortar shells have struck the Golan during the Syrian civil war. Israel views the fire as accidental, but nonetheless has warned that it holds Syria responsible.

Israeli army armored vehicles drive along the border between Israel and Syria in the Golan Heights in this Monday, July 23, 2012, file photo.
Israeli army armored vehicles drive along the border between Israel and Syria in the Golan Heights in this Monday, July 23, 2012, file photo.   (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
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