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Rockets fired at Israel from Syria, Lebanon

Aug. 24, 2014 10:06 A.M. (Updated: Aug. 25, 2014 12:50 A.M.)
JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Rocket fire from Syria hit the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan Heights Sunday but there were no reports of casualties, hours after a rocket from Lebanon hit the Upper Galilee.

"At least five rockets fired from Syria hit different locations across the Golan Heights," the Israeli army said in a statement.

An army spokeswoman told AFP that it was not known who launched the rockets and the Israeli military did not return fire.

She said there were no casualties in the attacks, at around 1:30 am on Sunday, the 48th day of a massive Israeli assault on Gaza.

Last month a rocket from Syria prompted Israeli artillery to shell Syrian army positions.

In June Israeli warplanes attacked Syrian military headquarters and positions after an Israeli teenager was killed in what Israel said was a cross-border attack by forces loyal to the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Some previous incidents have been put down to stray fire from fighting between Syrian government troops and opposition forces, who are fighting on the Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights.

Late on Saturday, a rocket fired from Lebanon hit northern Israel.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the launch or reports of damage or injuries.

A Lebanese security source said the rocket was fired from Dheira, three kilometers (nearly two miles) from the border with Israel.

The same source noted that Israeli helicopters were seen flying around the border area.

In mid-July, at least nine rockets were fired from Lebanon at Israel, prompting Israel to retaliate with artillery fire.

Lebanese military officials had at the time said they believed the attacks were carried out by a small Palestinian group in an act of solidarity with Gazan militants.

Israel did not return fire for the Saturday night attack but sent "a strong protest" to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, which monitors the border between Lebanon and Israel.

Ma'an staff contributed to this report.
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