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This picture, taken from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, shows smoke rising from a Syrian army position following an Israeli attack on November 9, 2016. (Photo by AFP)
This picture, taken from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, shows smoke rising from a Syrian army position following an Israeli attack on November 9, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

The Israeli military says it has targeted a Syrian army artillery position allegedly in retaliation for a rocket attack that hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

In a statement released on Wednesday, the Israeli military claimed that the assault on the Syrian army position in the northern Golan Heights came in response to a projectile that hit the occupied territories hours earlier.

The rocket attack, which caused no casualties, was “most likely a result of the internal fighting in Syria,” the statement added.

The Tel Aviv regime regularly hits positions held by the Syrian army in the Golan Heights, claiming that the attacks are retaliatory.

This is while Syria has repeatedly accused Israel of aiding Takfiri militant groups operating inside the violence-wracked Arab country.


Israeli soldiers gather next to tanks during training in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on September 13, 2016. (Photo by AP)

The Syrian army has on several occasions seized huge quantities of Israeli-made arms and military equipment from terrorists fighting the government forces. There are also reports saying that Tel Aviv has been treating the extremists wounded in Syria at its medical centres and hospitals.

Israel seized the Golan Heights from Syria after the 1967 Six-Day War and later occupied it in a move that has never been recognised by the international community.

The regime has built tens of illegal settlements in the area ever since and has used the region to carry out a number of military operations against the Syrian government.

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