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Israeli air strikes, rockets hit Syria: Syrian army

AFP  |  Damascus 

The overnight carried out air strikes and fired rockets at targets in Syria, causing damage near a "position", the said in a statement today.

The carried out strikes on the Qutayfeh area northeast of Damascus, hitting near the position and causing the to retaliate and "hit one of its planes", the army said.

also launched land-to-land missiles into from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, but the intercepted them, it said.

has carried out several attacks on the Syrian army and its ally Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah since the start of the conflict in in 2011.

seized 1,200 square kilometres (460 square miles) of the from in the Six-Day War of 1967 and later annexed it in a move never recognised by the international community.

Syria and remain technically at war, and the Jewish state fought a devastating war against Hezbollah in 2006.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 13:35 IST