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Israel Claims Direct Hit Against Syrian Artillery

The Israeli military says it scored "direct hits" on targets in Syria after responding on November 12 to stray mortar fire from its northern neighbor.

The Israeli military says tanks opened fire on targets in Syria after the mortar round landed in an open area in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights.

Israeli military sources said a Syrian mobile artillery was directly hit, without elaborating further.

The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity under military guidelines, gave no further details.

The incident marked the second straight day that Israel has responded to fire from Syria.

The mortars are believed to be coming from fighting in Syria's civil war, and Israel says the shells do not appear to be aimed at Israeli targets.

Nonetheless, Israel has promised a tough response if the fire continues.

Based on reporting by AP, AFP, and dpa