Israeli army fired tank shells against Syrian artillery units in response of mortar attack in Golan
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|Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 01:15 PM|
|Israeli army fired tank shells against Syrian artillery units in response of mortar attack in the Golan.|
Israel's army fired tank shells that struck a Syrian armored unit after a mortar shell exploded near an army post in the Golan Heights Monday, November 12, 2012, officials said. It was the second time in 24 hours Israel fired back after stray mortar shells came from Syria, an army statement said.
Israeli Merkava IV main battle tanks stand in position overlooking a Syrian village from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
The mortar shell hit an open area in the central Golan Heights and no one was injured, the army said.
On Sunday, November 11, 2012, , a mortar shell fired from across the Syrian border exploded near an Israeli army post, the army said.
The army said the shelling was reported to the United Nations forces deployed in the region and warned it would respond to any mortar fire or shooting that emanates from Syrian territory.