UN warns of risk that Israel will be drawn into Syrian war

UN Mideast Envoy Robert Serry warned Tuesday that the clashes between Syria’s army and rebels on the Golan risked drawing Israel into its civil war. The AP quoted the envoy as having told the Security Council the fighting could "jeopardize the ceasefire" between Israel and Syria that has been in place since 1974, monitored by UN peacekeepers. During "heavy clashes" last Thursday between Syrian troops and the opposition, five artillery shells and one tank shell landed on the Israeli side of the truce line. He noted that the Israelis did not retaliate.

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