Israeli helicopters target 3 outposts in Syria, causing two injuries

epaselect epa08564950 A fire seen from the Israeli side of the border on a Syrian observation post, caused by an Israeli army helicopters attack, on the Israeli-Syrian border next to the village of Majdal Shams, late 24 July 2020. An Israeli army spokesperson announced that Israeli helicopters struck military targets in southern Syria belonging to the Syrian Armed Forces. A number of targets were struck, including SAF observation posts and intelligence collection systems located in SAF bases. EPA-EFE/ATEF SAFADI

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Israeli helicopters targeted three outposts in the Quneitra area of southwest Syria with anti-tank guided missiles, causing two injuries and some fires, the Syrian state news agency reported on Friday, quoting a military source.

The Times of Israel Syrian state news agency SANA said the strikes injured two soldiers, hit three sites and caused fires. Quoting Arabic media reports, it adds that missiles had hit anti-aircraft batteries near Quneitra in the Syrian Golan Heights.

“The IDF holds the Syrian regime responsible for the fire against Israel earlier today,” the army said in a statement. “The IDF will continue operating with determination and will respond to any violation of Israeli sovereignty.”

The incidents came amid heightened tensions between Israel and the Hezbollah terror group, which maintains a presence in the Syrian Golan Heights, after one of the organization’s fighters was killed in an airstrike attributed to Israel on Monday night.

Reuters / EPA / Times of Israel

 

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