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Israel fires missiles at border town in southern Syria

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on Wednesday fired several missiles toward the southeastern Syrian town of just across the border with

(SANA) reported that the intercepted "hostile targets coming from the direction of occupied territories." The missiles were shot down over Quneitra and near as tried jamming the Syrian air defence radars in the area.

However, no were reported while Israel, on its part, is yet to respond to the claims, according to of

Israel has usually carried out hundreds of strikes in targeting bases linked with But on rare occasions, Israel has targeted villages and towns along the border after (IDF) exposed nascent Hezbollah terror cells in the area earlier in March.

On Saturday, two rockets were fired from toward Israel's in the There were no reports of or damage.

is located in the northern tip of Israel's Golan Heights. In addition to a popular ski resort, the area is also home to a number of military installations.

Toward the start of the Syrian civil war, the established a number of "red lines" that if violated would result in a retaliatory strike, including any attacks, either intentional or otherwise, against Israel.

It also included Iranian efforts to establish a permanent military presence in and attempts to transfer advanced ammunitions to the Lebanon-based Hezbollah terrorist group.

In recent years, Israel has acknowledged conducting hundreds of airstrikes in Syria in response to these "red line" violations.

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First Published: Wed, June 12 2019. 10:46 IST
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