Israeli Drone Strike Kills Syrian Soldier Along Golan Frontier

Israel refuses to comment on latest attack

On Wednesday, Israel carried out yet another attack on Syrian territory, this time an apparent drone strike along the Golan Heights frontier. The attack killed a member of the Syrian Army, according to local sources.

Details are still emerging, slowly, with Israel offering its typical refusal to comment on the incident. Israeli media, however, are pretty sure the soldier was secretly in league with Hezbollah.

There’s no evidence of that, at least publicly, but Hezbollah media reported his death, and that seems to be all that was needed for Israeli press to conclude he was part of their force.

It’s not clear why the strike happened in the first place. Strikes in Golan aren’t rare, but usually happen when there was some clash in the area. Israel might offer some legal justification, but it’s largely neither here nor there as the strikes are going to continue no matter how illegal they are.

Author: Jason Ditz

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