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Syrian Fire Crosses into Israel for Second Time Sunday

yrian fire pierced Israel for the second time in a day Sunday night, as bullets fired from across the border struck next to a military vehicle near the border.

No injuries or damage were reported.

Earlier in the day, residents of the town of Alonei Habashan near the border reported hearing explosions. The Israel Defense Forces said it was likely small-arms fire and not a mortar. There were no injuries or damage in that incident either.

The army believes the shooting bleeding across the border is accidental fire from rebels battling with regime forces as part of the country’s 20-month-long civil war.

UN peacekeepers monitor the Syrian side of the Golan Heights

Several incidents have been reported over the last several weeks, with bullets hitting jeeps and grazing soldiers. Earlier in the month three mortars landed near Alonei Habashan, with no injuries.

Israel responded to the fire by shooting a Tammuz missile at Syrian artillery forces, injuring several soldiers.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak has said Israel would continue to respond if the incidents do not cease.

Jordan and Turkey have both suffered fatalities from fighting bleeding across the border, with Turkey responding with heavy artillery on several occasions.

Fighting between rebels and forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad was reported in and around Quneitra in the demilitarized zone between Israel and Syria.

Source: Times Of Israel

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