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Israel launches air strikes on Syria after boy killed

Israel has confirmed a number of air strikes on Syrian targets in retaliation to a cross-border attack that left a 13-year-old boy dead.

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Attack from inside Syria kills boy on Israeli territory

An attack from inside Syria has killed a 15-year-old Israeli boy on the occupied Golan Heights, the first fatality on Israel's side of the frontier since the Syrian civil war began, the military said.

Israeli tanks fired at Syrian army positions in response to what an Israeli military spokesman described as an intentional attack.

The Defence Ministry said the teenager, an Arab citizen of Israel from a village in the Galilee, had accompanied his father, one of the ministry's civilian contractors, to the Golan, and that two other people were wounded in the incident.

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