Israel fires missile into Syria

Syrian leader Bashar Assad

The Israeli military has fired a missile into Syria, the first time Israel has been drawn into the fighting in the neighbouring country.

The military said it fired the missile as a warning shot today after a stray mortar from Syria hit a military post in the Golan Heights.

Israel captured the area from Syria in the 1967 war, known as the six-day war, and subsequently annexed it.

The military says no damage or injuries were reported inside Israel.

A string of mortar shells have struck the Golan Heights during the Syrian civil war.

Israel views the fire as accidental, but nonetheless has warned that it holds Syria responsible.

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