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Mortar launched from Syria injures second Israeli

An Israeli man was lightly wounded Wednesday evening when a mortar launched from across the Syrian border landed in the Golan Heights and exploded near him, only hours after an al-Qaeda linked rebel group took control of the only crossing between Israel and Syria. The man admitted himself to a nearby hospital for treatment, the Walla news site reported.

Earlier Wednesday, an IDF officer was moderately injured as a result of stray fire from fighting between rebel groups and forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad in Syria. The officer sustained bullet wounds to the chest and was evacuated by helicopter to the Rambam hospital in Haifa.

At least seven mortars fired from Syria landed in the Golan Heights over the course of the day as rebels and Syrian forces fought for control of the Quneitra crossing, near Israel’s northeastern border.

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