Israel Treats, Repatriates Wounded Syrians

YERUSHALAYIM (Reuters) -

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

Israel admitted the Syrians on Feb. 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.

A military spokeswoman 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 Israeli military said the Syrians’ repatriation “was completed at an undisclosed location for their own safety.”