The Israeli military launched a number of missiles at targets in southern Syria late Monday night, according to Syrian state media with reports saying that at least six people, including three foreign fighters, were killed.
The official SANA news outlet said that two Syrian soldiers were killed and seven wounded in the attack. Also civilian woman was killed while her husband got wounded.
The official SANA news outlet said that IDF jets fired on the T-4 Syrian military airbase, the largest in the country, from positions near the Syrian-Iraqi border to the east.
The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor said that three foreign fighters were killed and the attack had targeted sites where the Lebanese liberation group Hezbollah has bases. It put the total number of wounded at 10.
Israeli missiles bombed the vicinity of Izraa, the Namer Brigade, the Qarafa Brigade, and Tal Mahajah in the northeastern countryside of Daraa, where the Lebanese Hezbollah forces are present.
The report did not specifically identify the foreign fighters as members of Hezbollah. A number of Iranian-backed forces also operate in the area.
SANA reported that the incoming missiles were fired from near Mount Hebron, on Israel’s Golan Heights.
Israel has launched hundreds of strikes in Syria since the start of the proxy war in 2011. It has targeted government troops, allied Iranian forces and fighters from the Lebanese Shiite organization Hezbollah.
It rarely confirms details of its operations in Syria, but says Iran’s presence in support of President Bashar Assad and Hezbollah is a threat and that it will continue its strikes.
Times of Israel / ABC Flash Point WW III News 2020.