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Five rockets fired from Syria into Israeli-held Golan: Army

Published on Aug 24, 2014 12:29 PM

JERUSALEM  (AFP) - Rocket fire from Syria slammed into the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan Heights on Sunday but there were no reports of casualties.

 “At least five rockets fired from Syria hit different locations across the Golan Heights,” the Israeli army said in a statement.  An army spokesman told AFP that it was not known who launched the rockets and the Israeli military did not return fire.

She said there were no casualties in the attacks, at around 1.30am on Sunday, the 48th day of a war between Israel and the Islamist movement Hamas in and around Gaza.

Last month, a rocket from Syria prompted Israeli artillery to shell Syrian army positions.  In June, Israeli warplanes attacked Syrian military headquarters and positions after an Israeli teenager was killed in what the Jewish state said was a cross-border attack by forces loyal to the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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