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Syria says airstrikes in Quneitra and Damascus killed three soldiers, caused material damage.
If we asked a group of Syrians today about successive Israeli attacks inside Syrian territory, they would likely say that they have merged with the arsenal of other aerial bombardments over Syria.
Israel reportedly rejects Russian offer to prevent Iranian-backed forces from operating near
the border, prompting many to question whether Jerusalem is demanding too much
Hezbollah's patron Iran is currently mired in a number of battles and busy with nuclear talks; they are not interested in opening a new front against Israel.
By ELIEZER MAROM
IDF says fire, which comes amid heightened tensions in the North, is spill over from Syrian infighting.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
A day after Al Jazeera reported that the IAF struck missile bases in Syria, defense minister warns: We will not allow the transfer of quality weapons to Hezbollah.
Kuwaiti daily quotes Western diplomatic source as saying IDF struck targets in Qalamun Mountain region to prevent a plan that aimed to draw Israel into a war with Syria.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Deputy leader Naim Qassem says alleged Israeli strike is "an attempt to lay the foundation for a new equation in the framework of our struggle with them."
The defense establishment is being ultra-sensitive since an air strike on Sunday that killed 12 Hezbollah and Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps senior operatives near Quneitra, Syria.
"We did not expect the outcome in terms of the stature of those killed - certainly not the Iranian general," Reuters quotes Israeli source as saying.
Hezbollah said that its six operatives were on an "inspection mission" in Quneitra when the Israeli strike occurred.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,REUTERS
Jihad Mughniyeh was buried in Beirut alongside his father Imad Mughniyeh, who was assassinated in Damascus in 2008.
Syrian rebels release video of Quneitra area after IAF helicopters reportedly fired missiles at two armed vehicles.
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