Two Shells Fired from Syria into Israel Following Deadly Airstrike

Published:12:51 pm EDT, May 6, 2013| Updated:12:58 pm EDT, May 6, 2013|
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Israel's weekend airstrike on a military complex near the Syrian capital of Damascus killed at least 42 Syrian soldiers / (Getty Images)

Israel's weekend airstrike on a military complex near the Syrian capital of Damascus killed at least 42 Syrian soldiers / (Getty Images)

Two shells have reportedly been fired from Syria into Israeli annexed Golan Heights.

This news comes after the Israeli airstrike against Syria that targeting a shipment of advanced missiles believed to be bound for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, Israeli officials said Saturday. The attack left at least 42 Syrian soldiers dead.

But the mortar shells that struck the Israeli controlled Golan Heights this morning are not believed to be linked to tensions over the reported Israeli-led attack.


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According to AP, the military said the shelling was an "accidental spillover from the Syrian Civil war and was not connected to the airstrike that struck Damascus this weekend.

Stray shelling and gunfire have periodically landed in Golan in recent months.

Israel and Syria have not engaged in direct fighting in roughly 40 years, but Syrian authorities have stated that "Israeli aggression opens the door to all possibilities." Israel has repeatedly threatened to intervene in the Syrian civil war to stop the transfer of weapons to Hezbollah and has stated that attacks in Syria were not intended to destabalise the governmnet of President al-Assad.

 

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