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Israel: Mortar shell from Syria lands in Golan

Israel: Mortar shell from Syria lands in Golan

CREATED Feb. 27, 2013

(AP) -- Israeli military officials say a mortar shell fired from Syria has landed in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights.

The officials say the shell landed in an open area near an Israeli village that is close to the Syrian frontier. No one was hurt. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity under military policy.

The officials say it's still not clear who fired the shell and whether it was aimed at Israel or was stray fire from the civil war in neighboring Syria.

In recent months, stray fire from the fighting in Syria has landed in Israeli-controlled territory. On several occasions, Israel has returned fire. Israel did not respond to Thursday's shelling.

Israeli military officials fear the fighting in Syria could spill over into Israel.
 

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