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Israeli military carries out airstrikes in Syria

JERUSALEM (AP) - The Israeli military says it has carried out airstrikes on nine targets inside Syria, including a regional command center, in response to a deadly cross-border attack that killed an Israeli teenager a day earlier.

The Israeli military said a regional "headquarters" as well as unspecified "launching positions" were targeted, and "direct hits were confirmed." The airstrikes took place in the vicinity of Sunday's violence in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights.

In Sunday's attack, a teenage boy was killed in what Israel said was an intentional cross-border attack. It was the first fatality on the Israeli side of the volatile front since the Syrian civil war erupted three years ago.

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