Israel targets positions inside Syria after alleged Golan mortar fire

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hand with US Defence Secretary James Mattis before their meeting in Jerusalem

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hand with US Defence Secretary James Mattis before their meeting in Jerusalem

It is unknown if the attack was carried out with artillery fire or if it is a bombing, the Syrian Human Rights Watch said The victims belong to the National Defence Forces, a Syrian militia loyal to President Bachar al Asad, according to the observatory.

Three Syrian forces have been killed in a fresh Israeli attack on a military camp near the southwestern city of Quneitra, a military official says.

An NDF official said two fighters were also wounded in the Israeli attack, but it was unclear whether the damage was inflicted by an air strike or shelling.

Since violence in Syria began in 2011 and devolved into civil war, Israel has been accused of carrying out occasional strikes targeting weapons convoys destined for Lebanon.

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The Israeli military, however, later denied the Syrian claims, asserting that all of its fighters had "safely returned to their bases".

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Arab media outlets reported on Sunday morning that Israel attacked a military base on the outskirts of Quneitra. Sunday's strike came after several projectiles from Syria hit the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights on Friday and the army returned fired at areas where the launching originated.

Israel seized 1,200 square kilometres (460 square miles) of Golan from Syria in the Six-Day War of 1967 and later annexed it in a move never recognised by the worldwide community.