Israel says shot 2 Hezbollah fighters on Syrian Golan




 
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March 5th, 2014  
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Topic: Israel says shot 2 Hezbollah fighters on Syrian Golan


Israeli troops shot two Hezbollah fighters who tried to plant a bomb near the fence between the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and Syrian-held territory on Wednesday, the army said. An army spokeswoman said Israeli intelligence had identified the men as members of Hezbollah, a Lebanese militia which is helping Syrian President Bashar al-Assad fight a civil war. Hezbollah, an Iranian-backed Shi'ite group whose politicians sit in the Beirut government, fought Israel to a standstill in a 2006 Lebanon war. Last week, however, Hezbollah accused Israel of bombing one of its bases near the Lebanon-Syria border and threatened to retaliate.

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