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    Nusra Front Launches Deadly Missile Attack on Golan Heights

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    Nusra Front launched two missiles that killed several civilians in Quneitra province in the Golan Heights, according to a source.

    BEIRUT (Sputnik) — The Nusra Front terrorist group targeted the Syrian city of Al-Baath in Quneitra province in the Golan Heights with high explosive yield missiles, resulting in the death of civilians, an informed source told Sputnik on Wednesday.

    "Jabhat al-Nusra [Nusra Front] has launched two missiles with a substance that provides a high explosive power. Several civilians were killed in the assault on the town of Al-Baath," the source said.

    Earlier in the day, it was reported in the media that the Israeli military had shelled Syrian army positions near the Golan Heights. Later, the Lebanese movement Hezbollah said the explosions in the Golan Heights were caused by the Nusra Front, denying reports of an Israeli strike.

    The incident comes after on July 17 Israel said it had fired missiles targeting a drone that reportedly came from Syria.

    Earlier in the day, US Special Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State Brett McGurk said that the Nusra Front terror group was increasing its militarily capabilities, leading to a series of attacks and violence in Syria.

    The UN Security Council defines the Golan Heights as occupied Syrian land.

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