Israel Repatriates Six Syrians Treated for Civil War Wounds

Another Syrian remains under Israeli medical care with severe wounds sustained in the insurgency against Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to an IDF statement.

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Israel repatriated on Wednesday six of seven Syrians after treating them for wounds suffered in the insurgency against President Bashar Assad, the Israel Defense Forces said.

Israel admitted the Syrians on February 16 through the Golan Heights, whose eastern foothills have seen fighting between Assad's forces and rebels. Israeli officials gave no further details on the casualties' identities.

One of the men was reportedly severely wounded, while the others suffered medium injuries from bullets and shrapnel.

A spokeswoman for the IDF said six of them were discharged from hospital and returned to Syria on Wednesday. The seventh was still under Israeli medical care with severe wounds, she said.

A statement issued by the IDF said the Syrians' repatriation "was completed at an undisclosed location for their own safety." Israel and Syria are technically at war, and some anti-Assad rebels are jihadists hostile to Israel.

IDF soldiers walk in front of wind turbines near Alonei Habashan close to the Israeli-Syrian border in the Golan Heights in this November 4, 2012 file photo.Credit: Reuters

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