Israel strikes Syrian military positions in retaliatory assault, says military


Jerusalem, July 25

The Israeli navy on Friday mentioned its helicopters struck Syrian military targets in response to mortars fired towards the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

“A number of targets were struck, including SAF observation posts and intelligence collection systems located in SAF bases,” the navy mentioned in a press release, referring to the Syrian Armed Forces.

Syria’s state information company SANA quoted a navy supply as saying Israeli helicopters focused three outposts in Syria’s southern Quneitra space with anti-tank guided missiles, inflicting two accidents and a few forest fires.

The strike got here a number of hours after the Israeli navy mentioned blasts have been heard from the Syrian-held space of the Golan Heights. No casualties have been reported however a constructing and an Israeli car have been broken, it mentioned.

Tension rose this week alongside the Israel-Syria frontier after a fighter of the Iranian-backed Lebanese Shi’ite group Hezbollah was killed in an obvious Israeli strike on the sting of Damascus on Monday.

The Israeli navy mentioned it has since boosted its forces on its northern entrance, the place Israel borders Lebanon and Syria.

Following the killing of two Hezbollah members in Damascus final August, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the group’s chief, vowed it could reply if Israel killed any extra of its fighters within the nation.

Hezbollah has deployed fighters in Syria as a part of Iranian-backed efforts to help President Bashar al-Assad in a battle that spiralled out of protests in opposition to his rule in 2011.

Israel sees the presence of Hezbollah and its ally Iran in Syria as a strategic risk and has mounted a whole lot of raids on Iranian-linked targets there. It captured the Golan Heights from Syria within the 1967 Middle East struggle. Reuters



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