Report: Israel Launched Airstrikes in Syria

Hours after IDF soldiers eliminate a terror cell in the Golan, reports emerge of IAF airstrikes in Syria.

Elad Benari,

IAF helicopter
IAF helicopter
Ofer Tzidon/Flash 90

The Al-Jazeera network reported on Sunday night that the Israeli Air Force launched airstrikes in the Qalamoun region along the Syrian-Lebanese border.

The report said that targets included Hezbollah rocket launchers, and that there were a number of casualties as a result. The report has yet to be confirmed by other sources for the time being, however.

The Al-Jazeera report marks the second time in as many days that Arab media claimed that IAF raids had struck targets in Syria.

It also comes hours after IDF forces eliminated a terrorist cell as it was trying to place an explosive on the Israeli-Syrian border on the Golan Heights.

A senior IDF source said that an army surveillance patrol located the terrorists who had arrived at the border from Syria, and tracked them as they advanced.

When they reached the border and placed an explosive on it, IAF aircraft fired missiles at them, taking out every single terrorist member of the cell.

Earlier on Sunday Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon (Likud) warned that Israel will strike Iranian attempts to smuggle advanced weapons to the Hezbollah terrorist organization in Lebanon.




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