Israel kills three in attack on pro-regime Syria camp

Mortar shells exploded in Golan Heights today

Israel kills three in attack on pro-regime Syria camp

Israeli forces standing guard on the Israeli-Syrian border in the Golan Heights, Nov. 27, 2016.

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. Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah threatened an attack on Israel's Dimona nuclear reactor in February, causing Israel to issue a warning that it would target all of the group's assets in Lebanon should such an attack occur.

Syria's official news agency SANA said Israel struck a Syrian army position in Quneitra province on the Golan plateau on Sunday, "causing damage".

Since the outbreak of the Syria conflict in 2011, Israel has occasionally struck positions inside its war-ravaged neighbor, especially after mortar shells - allegedly fired from Syrian territory - fell inside the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group confirmed the attack, according to the newspaper. Netanyahu discussed Iran and Syria on Friday during a visit to the region by U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis.

The Syrian government labels rebel groups and extremists fighting the regime as "terrorists" and accuses Israel of backing them.

The Israeli side is hit sporadically by what are usually deemed to be stray rounds, and Israel has recently taken to opening fire in retaliation.

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