Monday, November 12, 2012

Israel scores direct hit on Syrian artillery that fired on Golan

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's army fired tank shells into Syria on Monday and scored "direct hits" in response to a Syrian mortar shell that struck the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, the Israeli military said in a statement.

It was the second time in as many days that Israel had fired across the disengagement line drawn at the end of a war in 1973, underscoring international fears that Syria's civil war could ignite a broader regional conflict.

Israeli military sources said Syrian mobile artillery was directly hit in the incident. There was no immediate word on whether it had been in the hands of Syrian army forces or the rebels they are battling.