Report: Israel Air Force carried out airstrikes on pro-Assad militia in Syria

IDF and Defense Ministry refuse to comment on reports; 3 reported killed in strikes early Sunday morning near Quneitra

An Israeli F-16 fighter jet (Reuters)


The Israel Air Force reportedly carried out airstrikes in Syria early Sunday morning, targeting pro-Assad militia targets.

According to numerous reports from Arab media, three men were killed in the strikes near Quneitra close to the Israel-Syria border. The strikes were reportedly carried out on the Nabe’ al-Fawar base targeting pro-Assad militia.

There were limited details of the strike, the IDF and Israel Defense Ministry refusing to comment on the reports.

The reported airstrikes come two days after the IDF carried out strikes on the source of fire into Israeli territory Friday night. Three projectiles from infighting within Syria landed in the Golan Heights Friday, mortar shells landing in open areas with no damages or injuries.

The IDF responded shortly after to the explosions targeting the source of the fire, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit stating following “The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm the sovereignty of the State of Israel and the security of its residents, and will see the Syrian regime responsible for what is happening in its territory.”