Syria Says Israeli Helicopter Attacked Quneitra, No Damages Reported

The alleged attack comes a day after Syrian state media reported that Israel fired missiles toward northwest Syria, killing one person and wounding six

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A sign warning against landmines in the Golan Heights along the border fence with Quneitra, April 2021.
A sign warning against landmines in the Golan Heights along the border fence with Quneitra, April 2021. Credit: Jalaa Marey / AFP
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Israel carried out a helicopter attack on the Syrian border governate of Quneitra in the early hours of Thursday morning, in a second consecutive days of strikes, according to Syria's state news agency. No damage was caused.

The Israeli military declined to comment on the incident. 

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Israel has carried out hundreds of attacks in Syria in the past couple of years, including in Quneitra, located on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights. 

The alleged attack comes a day after Syrian state media reported that Israel fired missiles toward northwest Syria, killing one person and wounding six. The strikes took place near Latakia, a regime stronghold and the site of a Russian airbase. 

The missiles struck locations in the northwestern towns of Haffeh and Masyaf, state TV said. Syrian air defense units responded to the missile attacks, the report said, without giving further details.

Late last month, Syria attributed an attack near Damascus to Israel, and that same night an anti-aircraft missile launched by Syria toward an Israeli jet exploded near Dimona in southern Israel. Israel’s military said the missile, which set off air raid sirens near the country’s top-secret nuclear reactor, was the result of a misfire and not a deliberate attack.

Earlier in April, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor said Israel had carried out a missile attack near Damascus that killed at least three pro-Iranian fighters.

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