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Updated on: Saturday, June 01, 2019, 04:23 AM IST

Israel targets southern Syrian positions

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Damascus:  Israeli forces Tuesday shelled Syrian positions in the southern province of Qunaitera near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a monitoring group reported.

The Israeli shelling against positions of the Syrian army in Qunaitera was preceded by two explosions that were heard in the Israeli-occupied territory, Xinhjua news agency reported citing the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported, spelling no further details.

Other reports said that two mortar shells slammed into the Israeli-occupied territory ahead of the Israeli firing.  There has been no reports of losses or casualties, and official comments are also unavailable.

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The incident, if confirmed, would be the second Israeli strike to hit targets in Syria this month. Earlier this month, an Israeli warplane targeted a convoy of the Lebanese Hezbollah militants in Qunaitera, killing five.

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Published on: Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 08:41 PM IST
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