Wed 19 Jun 2024 11:06 am - Jerusalem Time

A Syrian officer was killed in an Israeli bombing in southern Syria

At dawn on Wednesday, Israel launched an air strike on two military sites in southern Syria, killing an officer and causing material losses, according to what was reported by the official Syrian news agency, SANA.

A military source told the agency that at approximately four in the morning UTC, “the Israeli enemy launched an air attack with drones targeting two military sites of our armed forces in the countryside of Quneitra and Daraa,” which resulted in “the martyrdom of an officer and some material losses.”

From time to time, Israel launches strikes in Syria. A raid on the third of June on northern Syria resulted in the killing of 16 members of groups loyal to Tehran, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The Iranian Tasnim Agency later reported that an advisor from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard was killed there.

Over the past years, Israel has carried out hundreds of air strikes in Syria, targeting mainly Iranian and Lebanese Hezbollah targets, including warehouses and shipments of weapons and ammunition, as well as Syrian army sites.

The strikes have increased since the start of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip on October 7.

Israel rarely comments on its strikes in Syria, but it repeatedly indicates that it will not allow Iran to establish its military presence in its neighbourhood.


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A Syrian officer was killed in an Israeli bombing in southern Syria