Three Syrian soldiers wounded by Israeli fire near Golan

Three Syrian soldiers wounded by Israeli fire near Golan Heights as 'senior Hezbollah official' killed
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28 February, 2020
Syrian soldiers have been wounded by Israeli fire after a suspected Israeli missile strike near the occupied Golan Heights in Syria has reportedly killed a senior Hezbollah official.
One civilian was killed earlier today in Israeli strikes [Getty]
At least three Syrian soldiers were wounded by Israeli helicopter fire near the occupied Golan Heights late Thursday, the official Sana agency reported.

"Israeli helicopters launched missiles above the occupied Golan Heights, hitting (Syrian) army positions at Kahtaniyeh, Al-Horiyyat and the liberated town of Quneitra, leaving three wounded among the troops," Sana said.

Earlier, a suspected Israeli missile strike on a car near the occupied Golan Heights in Syria has reportedly killed a senior Hezbollah official. 

Syrian state TV reported that an Israeli drone targeted the vehicle near the southern village of Hader in the Quneitra region.

There was no immediate comment from Israel about the attack.

Israeli media reported that Aymad Al-Tawil, a senior Hezbollah member, was travelling in the car when it was targeted by the drone.

He was involved in organising Hezbollah cells in Syria to launch cross-border attacks on Israel, Channel 13 reported.

Israel has repeatedly struck Iran-linked targets in Syria in recent years including militia targets in the east of the country, warning it will not allow the Islamic Republic to build a permanent military presence in the country.

A Syrian military statement reported this week that an Israeli attack near Damascus International Airport had taken place and that its air defences confronted fire coming from the direction of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

It said the defenders intercepted or shot down most of them.

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