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Iran Press TV

At least three Israeli airstrikes hit Syrian army on Golan Heights

Iran Press TV

Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:40PM

Israel has launched at least three airstrikes against positions of the Syrian army on the Golan Heights.

The UK-based so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Sunday that 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, but it said that it used artillery fire.

There is still no immediate report of possible casualties and the extent of damage inflicted by the strikes.

There has been intense fighting in recent days between Syria's army and Takfiri terrorist groups in the restive Quneitra area of the Syrian territory of the Golan Heights.

Supporting militants

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 in supporting militant groups against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad over the past more than four years of turmoil in the Arab country.

Reports say Israel has set up field hospitals near the border with Syria to treat the injured militants coming in from battlefield.

The Israeli-occupied Syrian territory of the Golan Heights has hosted the field hospitals for the treatment of the wounded militants. 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 United Nations says the militancy in Syria has displaced more than 7.2 million people internally, and compelled over four million others to take refuge in neighboring countries, including Jordan and Lebanon.

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