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      Archive: 2/16/2013
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        2/16/2013, Adar 6, 5773

      Syrians Injured in Civil War Taken to Israeli Hospital


      The IDF on Saturday treated five Syrians wounded in clashes between the Syrian regime and rebel forces near the Golan Heights border and took them to a hospital inside Israel.

      According to a military spokeswoman, Israeli "soldiers provided medical care to five injured Syrians adjacent to the security fence" on the Golan Heights, AFP reported.

      "The wounded were transferred to a hospital (in Israel) for further medical treatment."

      The Israeli military army refused to say whether the Syrians were rebels or civilians and if they were later returned to Syria.

      The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday that rebels overran a military police checkpoint at the Golan Heights town of Khan Arnabeh just beyond the outer ceasefire line along the demilitarized zone bordering Israel. Regime forces responded by shelling Khan Arnabeh and the nearby village of Jubata al-Khashab, inside the ceasefire zone.