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Israel fires into Syria for a second day

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Israel fires into Syria for a second day


The Israeli army has fired tank shells into Syria in a second offensive against the troubled country in two days.

Tel Aviv says it is striking back after the violence in Syria spilled into its neighbouring country.

It is the first direct military engagement between Israel and Syria since the 1967 War.

For the past two days, artillery fired from Syria has landed in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. Sunday’s shelling came close to an Israeli army post and the settlement of Allonei HaBashan.

Possibly mindful of worries that the Syrian conflict could develop into wider regional problems, UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon has urged restraint from Tel Aviv and Damascus.

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