Israel, Turks drawn nearer to Syrian war

Fighting again crosses lines

Posted: November 13, 2012 at 5:44 a.m.

Shells fired by the Syrian army explode Monday in the Syrian village of Bariqa. The Israeli military says Syrian mobile artillery was hit after Israel responded to stray mortar fire from its northern neighbor. The exchange marked the second straight day that Israel has responded to fire from Syria.

Syria pulled both Turkey and Israel closer to military entanglements in its civil war Monday, bombing a rebel-held Syrian village a few yards from the Turkish border in a deadly aerial assault and provoking Israeli tank commanders in the disputed Golan Heights into blasting mobile Syrian artillery units across their own armistice line.

Israeli Tanks Fire Into Syria

The Israeli military says it has scored "direct hits" on targets in Syria after responding to stray mortar fire from its northern neighbor. (By AP)
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Uprising in Syria


Israeli tanks maneuver into firing position in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights overlooking the Syrian village of Bariqa ... (By: ARIEL SCHALIT) (Credit: AP)

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