Israel fires warning shot into Syria

Rick Moran
For the first time since the 1973 war, Israel has fired on Syrian territory. This can't be good: The IDF fired a warning shot at the Syrian military on Sunday, after a Syrian shell landed in the Golan Heights for the second time in recent days. Israel has not fired at Syria since the 1973 Yom Kippur War. "In the midst of Syrian infighting, a mortar shell fired by the Syrian army struck near an outpost at Tel Hazeka," IDF spokesman Brig.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai said. The shell failed to cause injuries or damages. "In light of the policy instituted by IDF Chief of Staff, Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz, a warning round was fired back into Syria. We don't believe it caused injuries or damages," Mordechai added. At the same time, Israel sent a warning message to the UN, saying that any further firing into Israel will result "in a real response," sources added. Israel limited its return fire, since its policy is to only fire intensively in response to coming under major Syrian fire. "We...(Read Full Post)

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