Israeli Air Force Bombs again Syrian Army Positions in Quneitra

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Israeli Air Force Bombs again Syrian Army Positions in Quneitra

Military sources confirmed that the Israeli Air Force, for the second time in a row, targeted the Syrian Army troop’s strongholds in the Southern province of Quneitra in the last 24 hours.
The sources said that the terrorist groups’ mortar units shelled the Golan Heights at Syria’s border with Israel, and the Israeli fighter jets also bombed the Syrian army centers in Quneitra.

The Arabic-language Elam al-Harbi said the mortar units of Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) opened fire at Israeli positions in occupied Golan Heights in order to give the needed pretext to the Israeli forces to attack the Syrian army.

Al-Mayadeen news network, meantime, reported that Israeli warplanes targeted a Syrian army vehicle.

Media sources said on Sunday that the Israeli fighter jets attacked the Syrian government forces’ tanks and artillery positions South-West of the war-hit country.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said that the Israeli Air Force attacked the Syrian government forces’ tanks and artillery positions, claiming that the air raids were carried out after 10 projectiles fell on the Israeli-controlled part of the Golan Heights, Sputnik reported.

At least two Syrian soldiers were killed as a result of airstrikes carried out by Israeli forces on Saturday in the disputed area of the Golan Heights, media reported.

“Two were killed as a result of the airstrike against a position of the Syrian army in the liberated area of Golan Heights,” the source was quoted as saying by the Al-Mayadeen broadcaster.

A source on the ground told RIA Novosti that the Syrian government forces have been repelling a massive attack of Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) in the Golan Heights when they were struck by the Israeli Air Force in the area.

“The (Syrian) army repelled a massive Al-Nusra Front attack on the city of Ba’ath in the Quneitra province (bordering the Golan Heights). The army took up the fight with terrorists. The attackers have suffered losses. (Syrian) aviation and artillery helped repel the attacks,” the source told RIA Novosti.

According to the source, an Israeli military helicopter launched a strike on the Syrian army in Ba’ath at the moment of the Al-Nusra Front offensive.

Syrian government forces said the Israeli warplanes, in fact, targeted a parking lot and a residential building in the suburbs of al-Ba’ath in the Quneitra province. They added that the Israeli airstrike resulted in civilian casualties and material damage, as reported by the SANA news agency.

No Syrian military targets were hit by the Israelis, SANA added, citing military sources.

The majority of such incidents are described as accidental overspills during clashes between the Syrian government forces and militant groups.

The Golan Heights, internationally recognized as Syrian territory, was seized by Israel during the Six-Day War in 1967. In 1981, the Israeli parliament voted to annex two-thirds of the region. The United Nations has repeatedly stated that Israel’s occupation of the Golan Heights is illegal, calling for it to be returned to Syria.

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  1. Putin is refusing to get drawn into an escalation game. However, in doing so he has given Isreal a pass. Like all thugs, they view restraint as weakness, and are emboldened to do more. That’s the problem with all thugs, either local gangs, warlords, or rogue nations. The more destruction and misery, the more they win. Without an end game, they will always win. This strategy has worked for millenia. This was always their plan, hold the whole world hostage as human shields. The only way to get rid of them completely is to lay waste to the entire planet (which is what they are trying to do anyway… win win for the monsters)

  2. Israel has no right to protect its illegal settlements in the Golan Heights. On the other hand, Syria is well with their rights to directly target the illegal Israeli settlements in the Golan Heights. Those living in these settlements are illegal invaders. So, even if Syria, instead of al nusra, attacked the Israeli settlements in the Golan heights, it wouldn’t justify a ‘retaliatory’ response. Israel can’t get away with their belligerence forever. One of these days someone will make them pay.

  3. It is obvious to anyone with a functioning brain, that this outlaw country and its underling the U.S., are working in cahoots, to create a pretext, another fake gas attack, to implement their totally illegal effort to destroy what remains of Syria before their dismal losses become a reality. Both Israel and the U.S. are now international outlaw nations and a danger to the entire world. Israel must be forcibly disarmed and occupied by a UN or other force to enforce all the many laws and resolutions they are in violation of. Citizens of the U.S. must demand immediate impeachment of lunatic Adolph Trump who is obviously seeking to start WWIII as a diversion from all his incompetent illegal activities of killing of innocent children and civilians in Yemen and Syria and other crimes against humanity. Americans must demand he be removed pronto before he destroys the planet and every living thing on it. Unfortunately it looks like only a World War which incinerates New York and DC will wake up sleeping fools in the States. The US is a country of mentally impaired slow learners today. Israel is likely behind it all as usual.

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