News ID: 272001
Published: 0427 GMT July 25, 2020

Israeli helicopters bomb SW Syria, casualties reported

Israeli helicopters bomb SW Syria, casualties reported

Israeli military helicopters carried out airstrikes against a number of positions in Syria’s southwestern province of Quneitra, injuring two people, state media reported.

Syrias official SANA news agency, citing an unnamed military source, reported that Israeli military helicopters hit three sites” in the border areas of Quneitra with anti-tank guided missiles, Press TV reported.

It added that the aerial aggression, conducted at 11 p.m. local time on Friday, lightly injured two people and sparked a fire in the wooded areas around the targeted positions.

Separately, the Israeli military confirmed the airstrikes in a statement, claiming that its choppers had hit several observation positions and intelligence-gathering tools inside Syrian posts” in the Arab countrys southwest.  

The Israeli military claimed that its airstrikes were in response to the purported firing of munitions from Syria against positions in the occupied Golan Heights earlier in the day.

Israel frequently targets military positions inside Syria, especially those of Hezbollah, which has played a key role in helping the Syrian Army in its fight against foreign-backed terrorists.

The Arab country has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. The Syrian government says the Israel and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri terrorist groups that are wreaking havoc in the country.

Israel mostly keeps quiet about the attacks on Syrian territories that many view as knee-jerk reaction to the Syrian governments increasing success in confronting terrorism in country.

The Tel Aviv regime has been a main supporter of terrorist groups that have opposed the government of President Bashar al-Assad since militancy erupted in Syria nine years ago.

The Syrian government forces have taken back many areas once controlled by the terrorist groups.


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