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    United Nations peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights reported on Sunday that a mortar shell from Syria had fallen into an open expanse in the area’s north, causing no damage, an Israeli army official told RIA Novosti.

    TEL AVIV, July 14 (RIA Novosti) – United Nations peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights reported on Sunday that a mortar shell from Syria had fallen into an open expanse in the area’s north, causing no damage, an Israeli army official told RIA Novosti.

    The shell, one of many to have landed in the Golan Heights in recent months, was not believed to have been aimed at Israel.

    A day earlier, The New York Times cited US officials as saying that Israel had this month conducted an airstrike on Syria’s main port city, Latakia, intending to destroy Russian-made Yakhont cruise missiles that had been sold to the Syrian government, an ally of longtime Israeli enemy Hezbollah.

    Israel was reportedly concerned that such missiles could be provided to Hezbollah, a Lebanese militia whose primary goals include the elimination of the state of Israel.

     

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