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Israeli Helicopters Attack Military Positions In Southern Syria

An Israeli AH-64 Apache helicopter lands at the Ramon air force base in the Negev Desert, southern Israel, on October 21, 2013. Credit: AFP / Jack Guez

Late on February 27, Israeli attack helicopters carried out a series of strike on military positions in the southern Syrian governorate of al-Quneitra.

According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), three service members of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) were “lightly injured” as a result of the Israeli strikes. The targeted positions were located near the towns of Al-Qahtaniyah and al-Hurriyah as well as in the vicinity of al-Quneitra city.

In the morning, an Israeli drone strike on the Druze town of Hader in al-Quneitra claimed the life of a Syrian civilian, Imad Tawil.

Israeli sources claimed that Tawil was working for Lebanon’s Hezbollah. However, the available information suggests that he was just a civilian.

The new wave of Israeli strikes may have targeted observation posts overlooking the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. Last year, several Israeli airstrikes targeted such positions in Syria’s southern region.