The scene of a previous Israeli strike in Syria.

Syria accuses Israel of two separate attacks in Quneitra, Bekaa Valley

Lebanese media claims IAF attacked a vehicle on the outskirts of Quneitra in the Syrian Golan, killing three pro-Assad militants; PFLP claims Israeli drone attacked arms depot in Bekaa Valley.

Three pro-Assad militants were killed in Syria, and a weapons warehouse attacked in Lebanon, in two separate incidents on Wednesday, both of which were attributed to Israel by a Syrian army official.



"As part of its support of terror organizations, an Israeli aircraft attacked a civilian vehicle near the village of Hader at the outskirts of Quneitra at 10:45am. As a result, three civilians from the village were killed," the Syrian army source told Syria's state news agency, SANA.


"In addition, enemy planes attacked one of the bases of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine on the border between Syria and Lebanon at 3:15pm. As a result, six militants were wounded in different levels of severity," he added.


Israel allegedly conducted an airstrike in the Syrian Golan Heights, killing three militants from the Syrian National Defense Committees, a group loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to a report on Lebanon-based Al Mayadeen TV.


The Hezbollah-owned Al Manar channel claimed that an Israeli drone conducted the attack in the village of Hader, on the outskirts of Quneitra, killing two people.  


The vehicle that was allegedly hit by IAF strike.
The vehicle that was allegedly hit by IAF strike.


A reporter from Al Mayadeen in Damascus said that the attack was done at around 11:30am at the southern entrance to the Druze village Hader, on the Israeli-Syrian border.


The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed the attack killed three NDC and two Hezbollah fighters.


Arab media claimed the three killed militants are Mohanned Said Barakeh, Wassim Badreya and Nader al-Tawil.


The three killed militants.
The three killed militants.


The IDF refused to comment on the reports, but earlier reports in Lebanon also mentioned IAF sorties in the Bekaa Valley.


In a separate incident, the pro-Assad Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, which is led by Ahmed Jibril, claimed that an attack by an Israeli drone caused explosions in a weapons warehouse in the organization's camp in the Bekaa Valley.


The PFLP claims that six of its men were lightly wounded in the alleged attack in the al-Qusayr mountains range, while the state-run National News Agency said the explosion killed a Palestinian fighter, in addition to wounding six others.


Hezbollah-affiliated media denied this was an Israeli attack.


The alleged attack at the weapons warehouse.
The alleged attack at the weapons warehouse.


The official Lebanese news agency reported that the explosions occurred as a result of spillover of two rockets from the fighting across the border in the Syrian city of Al-Zabadani between Assad forces and rebels. The Lebanese news agency also claimed that one PFLP militant was killed and six others were wounded, one of them seriously, while two vehicles were destroyed.


Several airstrikes have been attributed to Israel over the past few years, the last one in Syria in January killing Jihad Mughniyeh, the son of Lebanese terrorist Imad Mughniyeh, Hezbollah's commander in the Golan Heights until he was allegedly killed by Israel in Damascus in 2008.


Reports last April suggested that the IAF had attacked targets in Syria, but it later emerged that Syrian rebels were responsible for the attacks.


פרסום ראשון: 07.29.15, 12:57
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