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Israeli warplanes strike Syrian Golan Heights killing 4

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Israeli warplanes have targeted three administrative and military centers in the Syrian Golan Heights region, killings at least four people and injuring several others.

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a group based in the UK, says the attack which took place in southern Syria’s Quneitra Province left at least four people dead, including two women.

The attack came after Israel claimed that a rocket fired from Syria hit the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan Heights.

According to Israeli sources, the rocket fell on open ground, leaving no casualties.

This comes as al-Qaeda-linked militants are fighting the Syrian government forces and stray mortar rounds have hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on several occasions.

Israel has confirmed today’s attacks on the Golan Heights but says it responded with artillery fire without mentioning airstrikes.

At least 10 Syrian soldiers were killed and several others injured after Israeli jets attacked Syrian army positions in the Golan Heights in late June.

Syria has been gripped by deadly violence since March 2011. Over 160,000 people have reportedly been killed and millions displaced due to the violence fueled by the foreign-backed Takfiri terrorists.

According to reports, the Western powers and their regional allies, especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey are supporting the Takfiris fighting the legitimate government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The Golan Heights has been under Israeli occupation since the 1960s.
The Israeli regime captured the Golan Heights during the Six-Day War of 1967, when it also took control of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

It annexed the Golan Heights in 1981, although the move was never recognized by the international community and was a violation of international law.
The UN Security Council has rejected the de facto annexation in Resolution 497. The UN also regards the Golan Heights as an occupied territory.


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