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Israeli helicopter fires missiles into occupied Golan Heights

An Israeli Apache attack helicopter shoots a missile. (File photo)

A military helicopter gunship operated by the Israeli army has struck a village in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

The Israeli helicopter fired two missiles into Amal Farms in the strategic southwestern city of Quneitra, situated some 60 kilometers (37 miles) south of the capital, Damascus, on Sunday. Two remote-controlled reconnaissance drones buzzed overhead as the airborne assault took place.

There were no immediate reports on possible damage or casualties.

The Tel Aviv regime has carried out several airstrikes in Syria since the start of the nearly four-year-old foreign-backed militancy there.

Earlier last month, Israeli military aircraft pounded areas near Damascus International Airport and in the town of Dimas, located 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) northwest of Damascus.

Israeli warplanes also targeted three areas, including the Dimas airport, in May 2013. 

Recent documents have disclosed that hundreds of wounded militants fighting against the Syrian government have been receiving medical treatment in Israeli hospitals.

According to the documents from Israeli hospitals, Israel’s army paid USD 10 million up until September 2014 for the costs of treatment to the foreign-sponsored militants injured during battles with Syrian government forces.

Damascus says Tel Aviv and its Western allies are aiding al-Qaeda-linked militant groups operating inside Syria.

The Syrian army has repeatedly seized huge quantities of Israeli-made weapons and advanced military equipment from the foreign-backed militants inside Syria.

The country has been grappling with a foreign-backed deadly crisis since March 2011. The violence has so far claimed the lives of nearly 200,000 people, according to the UN.


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