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Syria says Israeli airstrikes aid anti-Assad rebels
The Syrian government has acknowledged that Israeli warplanes struck targets inside its territory in its first comment on the incident. A statement issued by the Foreign Ministry says Israeli forces carried out "a new aggression" on Sunday and Monday on positions inside Syria.

 

It says the air raids were a sign of the "direct and continuous support" that Israel is giving to rebels fighting to topple President Bashar Assad. (AP)