Israel Fires Missile Into Syria As ‘Warning Shot’


The Israeli army fired on Sunday “warning shots” into Syria, according to Israel Radio. The Israeli army confirmed it had carried out the shooting after a mortar shell fired during clashes between rebels and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad , has accidentally landed in the occupied Golan Heights.

Israel’s Haaretz daily website said that the Israeli Minister of Defense Ehud Barak warned last week that Israel would respond if Syria continued to fire into the Golan, stressing that “international concerns about civil war in Syria could trigger a regional conflict. ”

According to the Israeli newspaper, the strike is part of an evolution of the Israel’s attitude towards the Syrian conflict. “Israel has tried to stay out of the 19-month Syrian uprising,” it said. Barak said last week that he hoped the rebels would win and Assad fall in order that “a new stage in the life of Syria would begin. ‘”

Opposition agreement

Meanwhile, the various components of the Syrian opposition on Sunday initialed an agreement on the formation of a “national coalition” to unify their efforts in the fight against the regime of Bashar al-Assad, said a leader of the opposition. The opposition is convened in the Qatari capital of Doha. “We signed the agreement”, which is a compromise after intense negotiations between the opposition parties, including the Syrian National Council (SNC), indicated Sadreddine Bayanouni, former head of the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria.

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