Israeli Air Force Attacks Syrian Army in Golan Heights
By Leith Fadel
GOLAN HEIGHTS (6:55 P.M.) – Minutes ago, the Israeli Air Force carried out an airstrike over the Golan Heights, targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions near the border-town of Hader.
According to a military source in the Golan Heights, the Israeli airstrike targeted Fouj Al-Joulan’s (Golan Regiment) defenses near Hader, killing one soldier and wounding 5 others.
The Israeli Air Force reportedly used an attack drone to strike the Syrian Army in the Al-Quneitra Governorate, which is similar to their previous airstrikes in the Golan Heights.
This Israeli airstrike was done in retaliation for the mortar shell that was fired into the occupied Golan Heights by an unknown party.
Israel holds the Syrian government responsible for every attack on their soil, regardless if they actually carried out the aggression.
And also this from the Times of Israel:
At least one soldier was killed in the attack and several others wounded, according to the observatory. The attacks took place in Quneitra, a city that was destroyed and abandoned in the 1973 Yom Kippur War and serves as an outpost of the Syrian military.
According to the Walla news website, the soldier was identified as Muhammad Hassan a-Sid by Syrians using social media, and his picture was posted on social media websites.
A statement accusing Israel of killing the soldier was also published by Hezbollah. The statement said an Israeli drone attacked the target in Khan Arnabe, a Syrian village flanking Quneitra from the east in the center of the Syrian Golan Heights.
The IDF did not comment on the Syrian and Lebanese reports, but has maintained a regular policy of retaliating against the Syrian army for fire on Israeli territory.
Note: a regular policy of “retaliating” even if the “fire on Israeli territory” didn’t come from the Syrian Army.
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