Syria

Israel Responds to Mortaring from Syria with "Direct Hit"

Israel follows Turkey as a regional neighbor sucked into Syria's civil war due to stray mortars

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An Israeli tank scored "direct hits" Monday on a Syrian army vehicle after a mortar shell landed on Israeli-held territory, the military said, in the first direct confrontation between the countries since the Syrian uprising broke out, sharpening fears that Israel could be drawn into the civil war next door.