Israel Fires Missile at Syrian Border Area

No casualties reported in latest strikes

Reports Wednesday morning emerged that Israel fired missiles at the Quneitra border area of Syria. Four missiles were reportedly fired, and there have been no casualties reported yet.

Details are still coming in, along with some video on social media of the strikes. Israel, as with most of its attacks, did not comment or explain.

While the strikes hit in Quneitra very close to the border, the town of Hadar was hit and some minor damage caused. Past strikes in the area targeted observation posts belonging to the Syrian military or to militias.

In the past, Israeli strikes were primarily about hitting militia members, particularly Hezbollah’s limited presence near the border. While it isn’t surprising Israel would want to keep them off the border, Israel tends to present its attacks as aiming at groups being Iranian proxies simply for being Iranian proxies.

Author: Jason Ditz

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