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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Report: Israel attacks Syrian army post near Golan Heights

Syrian regime forces (file)Syrian rebels claim that the Israeli Air Force attacked a Syrian military post in Baath City, near the Golan Heights, Reuters reports.

There is no precise information on the target at this time, though there are reports that Hezbollah is active in the area.

A news site associated with Hezbollah has denied that Israeli planes carried out the strike. Instead, it insists that the al-Nusra Front, an al-Qaeda branch in Syria, fired two rockets from a border village.

The site claims that Israel oversaw the rocket launch, and that the attack killed civilians.
Anti-Israel activists and media sources frequently accuse Israel of working with the al-Nusra Front. Israeli officials have noted that the only connections with the al-Nusra Front are that Israel treats wounded Syrians of all backgrounds and that several Israeli Arabs joined the terror organization and were subsequently prosecuted after returning to Israel.