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Blasts Heard in Syrian Golan Heights Area, Reports Say

© REUTERSThis photo released Tuesday, July 17, 2018, by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows a general view of Tell al-Haara, from the highest hill in the southwestern Daraa province, Syria.
This photo released Tuesday, July 17, 2018, by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows a general view of Tell al-Haara, from the highest hill in the southwestern Daraa province, Syria. - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Sounds of explosions were heard in the capital of Quneitra Governorate in south-western Syria, the state-run Al-Ikhbariya TV (Syrian News Channel) reports.

According to Syrian media reports, the sounds of powerful blasts were heard in the southern suburbs of the largely abandoned city of Quneitra, located in the Golan Heights area, in the early hours of Tuesday.

The Jerusalem Post reported citing Syrian media that a series of explosions were heard in the suburbs of Quneitra near the Israeli-Syrian border. According to Syrian reports, the explosions were in Israeli territory and were part of a military drill.

According to Israeli journalists’ reports on Twitter, the sounds heard in the Syrian Golan Heights area on Tuesday morning were from the shelling of an abandoned building in Quneitra.

At the end of last month, Israel carried out airstrikes in the Golan Heights area south of Quneitra, near the Israeli border, as well as south of Damascus, in response to explosives placed along the border by an Iranian terrorist cell.

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