Israel strikes Quneitra, near Syrian border with Golan Heights -SANA


The state-run outlet said the tank targeted a hospital and observation post “with a number of shells.”

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February 11, 2019 20:26

An old military vehicle on the Israeli side of the border with Syria, near Magdal Shams

An old military vehicle on the Israeli side of the border with Syria, near the Druze village of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights, Israel, February 2018. (photo credit: AMMAR AWAD / REUTERS)

An Israeli tank struck Syrian territory in Quneitra, near the Golan Heights border, Syrian state news agency SANA said on Monday, without providing refuter details.

The media outlet cited its own reporter, who said the strikes caused “material damage” and nothing further.

The state-run outlet said the tank targeted a hospital and observation post “with a number of shells.”

Quneitra was re-gained by Bashar Assad’s regime forces in July 2018, having been held by a rebel faction for the majority of the country’s seven-year-long civil war. The area sits some 500 feet from the 1974 internationally-mediated ceasefire line.

In late December, IDF forces fired at armed suspects approaching the Israeli border from Syria.

Israel routinely hits Iranian targets in Syria, with officials taking credit for strikes near Damascus in January. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has repeatedly said Israel will not allow for Iranian entrenchment in Syria.

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