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Syrian army posts hit in Golan Heights: Israeli military

Iran Press TV

Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:39AM

The Israeli military says it has launched a number of artillery attacks against Syrian army posts in the Golan Heights, claiming that they were in response to rocket fire from Syria on the Israeli-occupied sector of the heights.

The Israeli army said in a statement on Tuesday that its "artillery targeted two military posts of the Syrian Armed Forces in the central Syrian Golan Heights in response to the rocket fire.'

There were no immediate comments from the Syrian government on the issue.

On September 26, Israel launched at least three airstrikes against positions of the Syrian army on the Golan Heights.

According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the strikes hit a town in Syria's southwestern province of Quneitra on the Syrian side of the plateau, near the border with the Israeli-occupied part of the strategic region.

The Israeli military confirmed that the strikes hit two Syrian military posts near the provincial capital of Baath City.

Syria says Israel and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri militant groups operating inside the Arab country.

The Syrian army has repeatedly seized huge quantities of Israeli-made weapons and advanced military equipment from the foreign-backed militants inside Syria.

The Tel Aviv regime has a long history of supporting militant groups against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad over the past few years of turmoil in the Arab country.

Reports say Israel has set up field hospitals in the occupied Syrian territory of the Golan Heights for the treatment of injured militants.

Back in June, locals in the Golan intercepted an Israeli vehicle transporting two members of the al-Nusra Front terrorist group on the road between al-Sheikh Mountain and the village of Majdal Shams.

The foreign-sponsored conflict in Syria, which flared in March 2011, has thus far claimed the lives of more than 250,000 people and left over one million injured, according to the United Nations.

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