Israel fires at Syria for 2nd straight day

The Israeli military says it has fired into Syria for a second straight day in response to errant mortar fire that landed in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights.

In this Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 photo, activists collect garbage from the streets of Aleppo, Syria. Three months after Free Syrian Army fighters brought the war to Aleppo, street cleaning and garbage pickup services collapsed because of fighting and shelling. (AP Photo/M�nica G. Prieto)

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has fired into Syria for a second straight day in response to errant mortar fire that landed in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights.

There were no reports of injuries on either side of the frontier Monday. But a series of similar incidents in recent days has raised fears that Israel could be dragged into the fighting in its northern neighbor.

Israel does not believe the mortar fire has intentionally targeted Israeli targets.

Still, Israeli officials have warned that they will respond harshly if the attacks persist.

Israel responded for the first time on Sunday, firing an anti-tank missile as a "warning shot."

Associated Press
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