Israel fires warning shots into Syria after Golan shelling
Israeli forces fired warning shots into Syria Sunday after stray munitions from fighting between Syrian troops and rebels hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, highlighting international fears that Syria's civil war could ignite regional conflict.
Israel fired a guided missile into Syria on Sunday in a potent “warning shot” after mortar fire from fighting between Syrian troops and rebels hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights for the second time in four days.
Israel Radio said it was the first direct engagement of the Syrian military on the Golan since the countries’ 1973 war. It highlighted international fears that Syria’s civil war could ignite wider regional conflict.