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Israel hits multiple targets in Syria after rockets fired into Golan Heights

Israel hit multiple military targets in Syria in response to six rockets fired into territory it controls overnight, the Israeli military has said.

The Israeli Air Force said fighter jets and a drone hit the rocket launchers as well as a Syrian military compound, radar systems and artillery positions.

Syria said the strikes caused material damage.

The rocket fire from Syria into the occupied Golan Heights was claimed by a Palestinian militant group.

It caused no damage or casualties.

In recent days, Israel has also come under fire from southern Lebanon and the Gaza Strip, prompting it to carry out retaliatory strikes against Palestinian militants in both areas.

The exchanges have followed an escalation in regional tensions in recent days, after Israeli police raided Jerusalem's al-Aqsa Mosque.

The Israeli military reported two separate rocket salvoes originating from Syria late on Saturday and early on Sunday.

Three rockets were launched in the first, one of which landed in the southern Golan Heights, it said.

In the second, two rockets crossed the frontier and one was intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome air defence system, the military added.

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