Skip to comments.Israel Fires Warning Shots into Syria in Response to Errant Shell Landing
Posted on 11/11/2012 6:00:47 AM PST by maggief
For the first time since the 1973 Yom Kippur War, Israeli forces on Sunday fired over the countrys northern border to Syria as a warning after a mortar shell fired from Syrian territory exploded in the Golan Heights, officials say.
Israeli newspaper Ynet reported the Israeli Defense Forces Artillery Corps fired at a post in Syria in response. On Thursday, three Syrian mortar shells struck in and around an Israeli village in the Golan Heights.
The IDF vowed in a statement, Further attacks [from Syria] will illicit a vigorous response, the Jerusalem Post reported.
A longer statement posted on the IDF spokesmans website read:
A short while ago, a mortar shell hit an IDF post in the Golan Heights adjacent to the Israel- Syria border, as part of the internal conflict inside Syria. No damage or injuries have been reported.
In response, IDF soldiers fired warning shots towards Syrian areas.
The IDF has filed a complaint through the UN forces operating in the area, stating that fire emanating from Syria into Israel will not be tolerated and shall be responded to with severity.
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Tic Toc, Tic Toc... It’s only a matter of time now.. WWIII
One step closer to the inevitable. Lord, may we have the courage to stand in the face of it.
Important news buried by the Petraeus affair.
Trying to stay informed on the Syrian front.
You are right. . .
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It’s like watching dominoes fall in slow motion.
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