Monday 23 June 2014

Israelis attack Syrian targets

Israeli forces target positions inside Syria

Israeli forces have attacked several targets inside Syrian territory from the air and the ground.

23 June, 2014
According to Israeli military sources on Monday, the attacks happened overnight in the occupied Golan Heights.
Israeli tanks also reportedly hit Syrian government targets in the region.
Reports say that the attacks happened hours after the death of an Israeli teenager in the area. Israeli forces said the death was apparently caused by a mortar shell fired from Syria.
This comes as al-Qaeda-linked militants are fighting the Syrian government forces and mortar rounds fired by them have hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on several occasions.
Syria has been gripped by deadly violence since March 2011. Over 160,000 people have reportedly been killed and millions displaced due to the violence fueled by the foreign-backed Takfiri terrorists.
According to reports, the Western powers and their regional allies -- especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey -- are supporting the Takfiris fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The Golan Heights has been under Israeli occupation since the 1960s.
The Israeli regime captured the Golan Heights during the Six-Day War of 1967, when it also took control of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
It annexed the Golan Heights in 1981, although the move was never recognized by the international community and was a violation of international law.
The UN Security Council has rejected the de facto annexation in Resolution 497. The UN also regards the Golan Heights as an occupied territory

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