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Israel fires missiles near Golan Heights inside Syria


A soldier from the Israeli Military Alpine Unit is pictured in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. AFP

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Israel fired several surface-to-surface missiles toward Syrian military positions in the country’s south early on Wednesday causing "material damage," the Syrian military said in a statement.

State media reported that an unnamed Syrian military official as saying that the missiles were fired from Syria’s Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, and struck areas around the nearby town of Quneitra.

The statement didn't give details about the positions that came under attack.


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The missiles were launched at 12:30 a.m. (Tuesday 2230 GMT) from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, on the other side of a UN-supervised buffer zone.

An Israeli military spokesperson declined to comment on the attack.

It added that the attack that occurred shortly after midnight caused material damage but no casualties.

The attack came nearly a week after Syrian state media reported a similar Israeli missile attack on an area south of the capital Damascus that also caused no casualties.

Israel did not comment on the attack. It has made hundreds of strikes on targets inside government-controlled parts of Syria over the past decade of its civil war, but rarely acknowledges or discusses such operations.

Israel has acknowledged, however, that it targets bases of Iran-allied militias, such as Lebanon’s Hezbollah that fights on the side of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces.

Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria in the 1967 Mideast war and later annexed the area. Most of the world does not recognize the annexation, though the Trump administration declared the territory to be part of Israel.


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