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Syrian report: One killed in cross-border Israeli air strike on vehicle

Discussion in 'Israel & Middle East News' started by Chris, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

    Syrian report: One killed in cross-border Israeli air strike on vehicle
    By Anna Ahronheim, YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
    March 19, 2017 17:37
    There were conflicting reports about the identity of the man killed, with some labeling him a "terrorist" and others describing him as a civilian.
    Smoke rises following an explosion on the Syrian side near the Quneitra border crossing between the Golan Heights and Syria, August 29, 2014.. (photo credit:REUTERS)

    Syrian media reported on Sunday that an Israeli drone had struck a car in the Quneitra countryside, killing the driver named as Yasser al-Sayed. There were conflicting reports about the identity of the man killed, with some labeling him a "terrorist" and others describing him as a civilian. Hours earlier, Syrian regime reports said that forces loyal to President Bashar Assad had “repelled” an Israeli reconnaissance drone near the town of Khan Arnaba, close to where the alleged strike occurred.

    According to a report by the Al-Marsad - "Arab Human Rights Center in Golan Heights" group, witnesses said that the alleged Israeli strike on the outskirts of Quneitra targeted a vehicle, killing the driver and leaving the car charred. The IDF refused comment in line with the military's policy against remarking on foreign reports. Hezbollah, meanwhile, posted pictures of Syrian air defenses, including the kind fired at Israeli jets on Friday morning.

    more...........http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-C...s-border-Israeli-air-strike-on-vehicle-484601
     
  2. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

    Israeli airstrike in Syrian Golan said to kill pro-Assad fighter
    IDF refuses to confirm reported drone strike near Quneitra, as tensions between Jerusalem and Damascus ratchet up
    By Dov Lieber and Times of Israel staff March 19, 2017, 5:41 pm
    A general view shows Israel's Iron Dome defense system, designed to intercept and destroy incoming short-range rockets and artillery shells, deployed in the Golan Heights near the Israel-Syria border, March 17, 2017 (AFP / JALAA MAREY)

    An Israeli drone strike reportedly killed a member of a Syrian pro-regime militia Sunday afternoon, amid spiraling tensions between Jerusalem and Damascus. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that Israeli aircraft struck a truck driving near the town of Khan Arnabeh in the Quneitra province, on the road to Damascus. The National Defense Force, a pro-regime militia set up in 2012, claimed the man killed was from among its ranks. It named the man as Yasser Hussien Assayed. “The national defense force mourns with pride and sorrow the news of the martyrdom of the heroic fighter Yasser Hussien Assayed,” the group said in a Facebook post. The group, reportedly set up with the held of Lebanese terror group Hezbollah, published four pictures it said were from the scene of the alleged airstrike.

    more..............http://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-airstrike-said-to-kill-driver-in-syrian-golan-heights/
     

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