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Israel Fires Warning Shots Into Syria

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Israeli troops fired warning shots into Syria after stray munitions from fighting between Syrian troops and rebels landed in Israel's Golan Heights area.

The military said in a statement Sunday that a mortar shell landed near an Israeli army post in the Golan Heights. It says that Israeli soldiers fired warning shots in response.

The statement adds that the army filed a complaint through the local United Nations forces warning that "fire emanating from Syria into Israel will not be tolerated and shall be responded to with severity".

Israel public radio said the incident was the first direct engagement between Israel and Syria since the countries' 1973 war.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.