The Straits Times
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Published on Nov 12, 2012
 

Israel returns fire as Syrian mortar round hits Golan

 
 

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israel fired a warning shot into Syria on Monday for a second day running after a mortar round hit the Israeli-occupied half of the Golan Heights, security sources said.

The exchange came just hours after an appeal for restraint from all sides by United Nations (UN) chief Ban Ki-moon.

An Israeli security source confirmed that troops had returned fire after a mortar round from Syria hit the central sector of the strategic plateau, causing no casualties or damage.

"Israeli troops fired a warning shot towards the source of fire," the source said on condition of anonymity.