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
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)

(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.