April 20, 2018

Syrian rebels say Israel strikes army post near Golan

A picture taken from the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan Heights shows an Israeli army excavator working in the area of the ceasefire line between the Syria-Israel border on July 12, 2016|AFP

BEIRUT, AMMAN: Hezbollah Wednesday denied reports that an Israeli airstrike hit a Syrian army post near the Golan Heights.

The Hezbollah-affiliated War Media Center denied the reports in a tweet.

“Al-Nusra Front fired two highly combustible missiles from villages near the occupied Syrian Golan on Al-Baath town, and casualties have been recorded,” it added.

It said that the “the Israeli Army supervises the point where the missiles where launched, near the Nusra Front posts.”

“Reports on an Israeli raid are not true.”

Two Syrian rebel sources had said that an airstrike believed to have been carried out by an Israeli jet hit a Syrian army post near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

It was not immediately clear what the exact target of the strike might have been, but rebels operating in the region say the Lebanese group Hezbollah, which fought a month-long war with Israel in 2006, also has a presence there.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group reported a large explosion in the provincial capital, Baath City.

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