Syrian Military Says Israel Fires Missiles on Border Positions Inside Syria

Israel has mounted frequent attacks against what it has described as Iranian targets in Syria

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Assault attributed to Israel in the Damascus area, in 2019.
Assault attributed to Israel in the Damascus area, in 2019.Credit: SANA / AP

Israel fired a number of missiles on positions in Syria's border province of Quneitra on Wednesday, causing "material damage," the Syrian military said in a statement.

The statement didn't give details about the positions that came under attack. The missiles were launched on Wednesday at 12:30 A.M. from the Golan Heights, on the other side of a UN-supervised buffer zone.

An Israeli military spokesperson declined to comment on the attack.

Israel has mounted frequent attacks against what it has described as Iranian targets in Syria, where Tehran-backed forces including Lebanon's Hezbollah have deployed over the last decade to support President Bashar Assad against rebels seeking to end his family's 50-year rule.

Last Thursday, the Syrian Defense Ministry reported that Israel had attacked several targets south of Damascus, resulting in some material damage.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war monitor, said the attack targeted a building where a meeting of unknown military officials was held.

Earlier in February, Syria launched an anti-aircraft missile that penetrated Israeli territory and exploded in the air. This, according to reports in Syria, was in response to an Israeli attack in the Damascus area.

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