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Syria's Nusra Front launches deadly rocket attack on Golan Heights: Source

Sputnik, Wednesday 20 Jul 2016
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The Nusra Front terrorist group targeted the Syrian city of Al-Baath in Quneitra province in the Golan Heights with high explosive yield rockets, resulting in the death of civilians, an informed source told Sputnik on Wednesday.

"Jabhat al-Nusra [Nusra Front] has launched two rockets with a substance that provides a high explosive power. Several civilians were killed in the assault on the town of Al-Baath," the source said.

Earlier in the day, it was reported in the media that the Israeli military had shelled Syrian army positions near the Golan Heights. Later, the Lebanese movement Hezbollah said the explosions in the Golan Heights were caused by the Nusra Front, denying reports of an Israeli strike.

The incident comes days after Israel said it had fired missiles targeting a drone that reportedly came from Syria.

Earlier on Wednesday, US Special Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State Brett McGurk said that the Nusra Front terrorist group was increasing its militarily capabilities, leading to a series of attacks and violence in Syria.

The UN Security Council defines the Golan Heights as an occupied Syrian land.

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