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Israel in Syria hits

Jerusalem, Nov. 12: Israeli tanks made a direct hit on Syrian artillery units today, the army said, responding to mortar fire that fell near an army post in the Israeli-held Golan Heights.

It was the second consecutive day that Israel confronted fire along its border with Syria. Yesterday, a mortar shell crashed in from Syria, prompting Israel to respond with what its military described as “a warning shot” at a Syrian position across the frontier for the first time in 39 years.

Spain fury

Madrid (Reuters): Spain’s top parties will tackle eviction law reform after a homeowner’s suicide provoked public fury.

Cleric victory

London (Reuters): Radical cleric Abu Qatada won a last-minute appeal on Monday against deportation from Britain to face terrorism charges in Jordan.

Russia hawks

Moscow (Reuters): Russian police have arrested six members of a banned Islamic group on suspicion of recruiting followers in Moscow mosques.


 
 
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