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Israel attacks Syrian military positions in Golan Heights

13 September 2016 9:01

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Israel says its jets have targeted Syrian military positions in the Golan Heights in retaliation for stray fire from Syria crossing into the north of the occupied territory.

According to reports, the Israeli fighter jets attacked two Syrian army cannons early on Tuesday morning. It is the fifth such attack in just over a week.

There are no immediate reports of casualties or damage yet.

Syria says Israel and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri militant groups operating inside the Arab country. Moreover, the Syrian army has repeatedly seized huge quantities of Israeli-made weapons and advanced military equipment from the foreign-backed militants inside Syria.

Israel seized the Golan Heights from Syria after the 1967 Six-Day War and later occupied it in a move that has never been recognized by the international community.

The regime has built tens of illegal settlements in the area ever since and has used the region to carry out a number of military operations against the Syrian government.

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