- Press TV Published on Jul 23, 2019
Several civilians have lost their lives and sustained injuries when Israeli fighter jets launched airstrikes against a strategic area in Syria’s southwestern province of Dara’a, north of the border with Jordan. The state-run al-Ikhbariyah Syria television news network said in a newsflash that the air raids took place early on Wednesday and were directed on Tel Haraa, which overlook the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
- ‘Israeli missiles’ strike strategic hill near Golan Heights – state media
Missiles presumably fired by Israeli jets have struck a strategic mountain area of Tal al-Hara in the Daraa province of Syria, causing material damage but no casualties, state media has reported.
Tal al-Hara is the highest point in the Daraa governorate and overlooks the Golan Heights, which Israel occupied in 1967 and annexed in 1981. Israel has struck the strategic location before, firing a number of missiles at Tal al-Hara on June 12.
The Israeli military does not usually comment on airstrikes against Syria, with the official line in Tel Aviv being that they are part of defending Israeli national security by any means necessary. PM Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to continue attacking “Iranian” forces in Syria – including the local Hezbollah militia, backed by Tehran – which are helping Damascus against militants and Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorists.