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Syria acknowledges Israeli airstrikes

June 23, 2014
Associated Press

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government has acknowledged that Israeli warplanes struck targets inside its territory in its first comment on the incident.

A statement issued by the Foreign Ministry says Israeli forces carried out "a new aggression" on Sunday and Monday on positions inside Syria.

It says the air raids were a sign of the "direct and continuous support" that Israel is giving to rebels fighting to topple President Bashar Assad.

Israel carried out the strikes in response to a cross-border attack in which a teenager was killed. It was not clear if the attack was carried out by government forces or rebels.



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