Thursday 18 December 2014

Ten people killed in strikes on Syria

Published 23/06/2014 | 13:14

GOLAN HEIGHTS - JUNE 22:  (ISRAEL OUT)  Israeli soldiers deploy on the Israeli-Syrian border near Quneitra on June 22, 2014 Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. An Israeli teen was killed on June, 22, and three men were wounded, one seriously, in an attack near the border fence with Syria in the Golan Heights.  (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers deploy on the Israeli-Syrian border near Quneitra. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

Israeli air raids overnight on Syrian military facilities killed at least 10 government troops, an activist group said.

The Israeli military said it hit nine targets early today inside Syria. The air strikes were in response to a cross-border attack the previous day that killed an Israeli teenager.

In that attack, an Israeli civilian vehicle was struck in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, killing the boy and wounding two others in the first deadly incident along the volatile Israeli-Syrian front since Syria's civil war erupted more than three years ago.

The director of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdurrahman, said the nine Israeli strikes hit seven different Syrian military bases.

He said the air raids destroyed two tanks, two artillery batteries and the headquarters of Syria's 90th brigade.

The Observatory collects its information through a network of activists inside Syria.

The Syrian government has not commented on the air strikes.

Press Association

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