September 10, 2016
AMMAN — Israeli warplanes hit a Syrian army outpost near the Israeli occupied Golan Heights on Saturday, state television reported, quoting a Syrian military source as saying the strike was aimed at helping an offensive by hardline Islamist rebels.
The source was quoted as saying that the Israeli air force was helping the former Nusra front and other radical groups in an offensive launched against Syrian troops in the southern province of Quneitra which borders the Golan region.
Syria has long blamed Israel for aiding and financing radical hardline militants along their shared border and of allowing medical treatment get to their wounded fighters.
(Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)
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