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Syria claims Israeli airstrikes occurred at same time as rebel attacks

The Syrian government said Israel fired missiles into the country on two separate occasions this week.
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The Syrian government has again linked Israeli airstrikes in the country to operations by rebel forces.

At around 1:13 a.m. local time Thursday, Israel fired several missiles at the Al-Qusayr area of Homs province in western Syria, close to the Lebanese border. The strikes caused material damages and Syrian air defense forces downed some of the missiles, Syria’s official SANA news outlet reported.

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