Israel responds to Syria rocket fire with artillery, air strikes

Israeli soldiers watch the flames on a mountain side in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights on June 28, 2015, after it was hit by a rocket fired from the Syrian sideIsrael launched artillery and air strikes against Syrian army positions in the Golan Heights on Thursday night in response to rocket fire, military sources said. The army launched “five to six” strikes against Syrian positions, the sources said, after four rockets crashed in the Galilee region of northern Israel and in the occupied Golan, in attacks that did not cause any casualties. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group had earlier reported that the Israeli army had launched strikes on regime positions in the Syrian-held sector of the Golan and that Syrian troops were killed in the strikes.

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