Syria gripped by hostage drama, rocket strike

Israel says its air force has struck Syrian army positions in reaction to rockets fired at the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The Japanese mother of Kenji Goto, a captive held by IS in Syria, has appealed for his life.

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon warned the President Bashar al-Assad’s government against further rocket attacks on Wednesday as the focus remained on a Japanese hostage held in Syria by Islamic State (IS) extremists.

Israel evacuated its Mount Hermon ski resort on the Golan Heights on Tuesday after at least two rockets were fired, allegedly from Syrian army positions. Syria, however, made no claim of responsibility.
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