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WorldSyria, Israel exchange fire amid tension, 3 Syrians killed

13:10  02 june  2019
13:10  02 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

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The Israeli military confirmed it carried out an air strike in Syria in retaliation for what it said was anti-aircraft fire targeting one of its fighter jets The Syrian province of Quneitra includes the Golan Heights, most of which is occupied and annexed by Israel .

Syria said an Israeli attack against a military post in the country's south on Monday killed a soldier and injured another. Israel , in a rare statement acknowledging firing into Syria , said it was responding to an anti-aircraft fire from Syria against one of its combat planes. The back-to-back statements come amid

Syria, Israel exchange fire amid tension, 3 Syrians killed© Jalaa Marey/AFP/Getty Images An Israeli soldier based in a military zone in a ski resort stands guard in Mount Hermon, in the Iraeli-annexed Golan Heights from the Syrian side, on June 2, 2019. - Israel carried out air strikes in Syria today in response to rare rocket fire from the neighbouring country, its military said, with a war monitor reporting 10 killed, including Syrian soldiers and foreign fighters. Israel's army said two rockets were fired from Syria at Mount Hermon in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights late the previous day and one had been "located within Israeli territory."

BEIRUT — Israel attacked Syrian military positions in the country's south early Sunday, killing three soldiers and wounding seven others, Syria's state-run media reported.

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DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria said an Israeli attack against a military post in the country's south on Monday killed a soldier and injured another. Israel , in a rare statement acknowledging firing into Syria , said it was responding to an anti-aircraft fire from Syria against one of its combat planes.

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria said an Israeli attack against a military post in the country's south on Monday killed a soldier and injured another. Israel , in a rare statement acknowledging firing into Syria , said it was responding to an anti-aircraft fire from Syria against one of its combat planes.

Israel's military confirmed it targeted several military positions in Syria, including two artillery batteries, several observation and intelligence posts and an SA2 air defense unit. It said it was responding to two rockets launched from Syria late Saturday, which caused no casualties. The army says one rocket fell within Israeli-controlled territory but didn't explode.

The Syrian state news agency SANA, quoting an unnamed military official, said the attacks struck military positions in the southern region of Quneitra, near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. They also caused material damage, it said.

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DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria said an Israeli attack against a military post in the country's south on Monday killed a Israel , in a rare statement acknowledging firing into Syria , said it was responding to an anti-aircraft fire Syrian state media says an Israeli rocket attack has struck the country's south

Syria said an Israeli attack against a military post in the country's south on Monday killed a soldier and injured another. Israel , in a rare statement acknowledging firing into Syria , said it was responding to an anti-aircraft fire from Syria against one of its combat planes. The back-to-back statements come amid

This is the latest such exchange amid heightened tension in the region over Iran's role in Syria and other parts of the Middle East.

Soon after the attack, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he'd ordered the strikes. "We will not tolerate firing into our territory and will respond fiercely against any aggression against us," he said in a statement.

It was a rare public acknowledgement of Israeli strikes in Syria soon after they happened but is the second in a little over a week, both sparked by claims that fire was directed at Israel from inside Syria. On May 26, Israel said its aircraft had hit a Syrian military post in response to anti-aircraft fire against one of its combat planes. One Syrian soldier was killed, according to state-run media.

The Israeli military said that during Sunday's strikes, an Israeli aerial defense system was activated due to Syrian anti-aircraft shooting. Israeli media said that sirens warning of incoming rockets were not activated.

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DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria said an Israeli attack against a military post in the country's south on Monday killed a soldier and injured another. Israel , in a rare statement acknowledging firing into Syria , said it was responding to an anti-aircraft fire from Syria against one of its combat planes.

Syria said an Israeli attack against a military post in the country's south on Monday killed a soldier and injured another. Israel , in a rare statement acknowledging firing into Syria , said it was responding to an anti-aircraft fire from Syria against one of its combat planes. The back-to-back statements come amid

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war monitor, said Israeli aircraft struck positions and an arms depot belonging to Iranian troops and Lebanon's Hezbollah fighters. It said the attacks killed at least 10, including three Syrian troops and seven believed to be foreign fighters. Rami Abdurrahman, who heads the Observatory, said "until this moment it is not clear if they were Iranians or Hezbollah members."

The attacks came hours after the Israeli military said two projectiles were fired from Syria toward the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, which Israel annexed in a move that has not been recognized by most of the international community. The U.S. recently said it recognizes Israeli sovereignty over the Golan.

Israel has acknowledged carrying out dozens of airstrikes in Syria against Iranian targets and Tehran's allies over recent months.

For years, Israel has remained largely silent about its attacks against Iran and its Shiite proxies operating in neighboring Syria. But in recent months, military and political leaders have become increasingly outspoken about these activities. Israel says it will not allow Iran, which has sent forces to help President Bashar Assad in Syria's civil war, to establish a permanent military presence in Syria.

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