Israeli strike on Syria kills army officer

AFP , Wednesday 19 Jun 2024

A Syrian army officer was killed Wednesday in an Israeli air strike in the country's south, the official SANA news agency reported, citing a military source.

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File photo- Israeli airstrikes in Syria.AFP

 

"The Israeli enemy carried out an aggression using drones against two military positions of our armed forces in the provinces of Quneitra and Daraa," the agency said, adding the attack resulted in the death of the officer and material damage.

The United Kingdom-based war monitor Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strikes came after members of factions affiliated with the Lebanese Hezbollah group transported the wreckage of an Israeli reconnaissance plane to one of the targeted sites to dismantle it.

There was no immediate comment from the Israeli army on the strikes. Israel frequently launches attacks on Syria but rarely acknowledges them. The strikes have intensified since October against the backdrop of the Israeli war on Gaza.

 

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