Israel Attacks ‘Hezbollah-Affiliated Militants’ in Syria

Syria: Israeli Forces Fired Tank Shells

Israeli troops fired across the Golan frontier into southern Syria today, attacking two people it claimed were “Hezbollah-affiliated militants” and claiming direct hits.

Syria’s state media reported the Israeli attack included four tank shells fired into Syria, and that one of the shells hit a school and mosque in the village of Hamidyeh, near the border. They claimed seven Syrian soldiers and four civilians wounded, but no deaths.

Syrian rebel mouthpiece the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also confirmed the strike on the Hamidyeh school, saying it was “where Syrian troops were concentrated.”

Israel provided no additional details on what was hit inside Syria beyond the claim about Hezbollah, and gave no information as to how they determined the targets were affiliated with anyone.

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