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Attack from Syria kills teen in Israeli-occupied Golan Heights

Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 01:23

An attack from inside Syria Sunday kills a 15-year-old in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, as U.S. Secretary of State Kerry is in Egypt raising concerns about the region. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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--AUDIO AS INCOMING -- An attack from inside Syria Sunday kills a 15-year-old in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. It's the first fatality on Israel's side of the frontier since the Syrian civil war began more than three years ago. Israelis responded with tank fire at Syrian army positions in answer to what an Israeli military spokesman describes as an intentional attack. A military spokesman says it's not yet clear whether a roadside bomb, an artillery shell or mortar round, fired from Syria was responsible. The spillover from the Syrian civil war into the Golan Heights comes as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met earlier with his Egyptian counterpart in Cairo, where he raised concerns about the region. (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE, JOHN KERRY, SAYING: "With the regional issues as critical as they are -- Syria, Iraq and other issues regarding terrorism, instability, Sinai elsewhere -- we have a lot to talk about and a lot to work on so I look forward to having this discussion and I thank Sameh for this very generous offer." Kerry's visit is part of a broader tour of the Middle East and Europe where the focus is expected to be on the turmoil in Iraq.

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Attack from Syria kills teen in Israeli-occupied Golan Heights

Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 01:23