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Israeli ‘Helicopter’ Targets Syrian Troops Near Golan

Israeli ‘Helicopter’ Targets Syrian Troops Near Golan

Friday, 28 February, 2020 - 06:30
Soldiers loyal to Bashar al-Assad are deployed at al-Qadam area near Yarmouk Palestinian camp in Damascus,Syria April 29,2018. REUTERS/ Omar Sanadiki
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At least three Syrian soldiers were wounded by Israeli helicopter fire near the annexed Golan Heights late Thursday, the official SANA agency reported.

"Israeli helicopters launched missiles above the occupied Golan Heights, hitting (Syrian) army positions at Kahtaniyeh, Al-Horiyyat and the liberated town of Quneitra, leaving three troops injured," SANA said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said one Syrian soldier was killed in the attack and seven were wounded, some of them seriously.

It comes after a Syrian believed to have links with the establishment of cells in the Golan was killed in a cross-border Israeli drone strike earlier Thursday.

The strike targeted his car in Haidar village in Quneitra province.

On Sunday night, Israeli air strikes near Damascus killed six pro-regime fighters, according to the Britain-based SOHR.

Israel has carried out hundreds of strikes on Syrian regime targets as well as fighters backed by Iran.

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