TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) -The Syrian army and allied forces repelled a massive assault by the terrorists near al-Baath City in southern Quneitra Province and inflicted heavy losses on them, Syria’s official SANA news agency quoted the source as saying Saturday.
As a counter-terrorism operation got underway, an Israeli warplane conducted air raids on a parking lot and a residential building in the same area, killing civilians and causing material damage, the source added.
The Israeli army claimed its strikes had targeted Syria’s military installations in response to an alleged firing of 10 projectiles from the Arab country at the occupied territories.
It also released a video showing what it said were a Syrian machinegun position and two army tanks.
The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported fierce fighting between Syrian forces and militants in Quneitra, saying two soldiers were killed in the Israeli strikes.
Israel regularly hits positions held by the Syrian army in the Golan Heights, describing the attacks as retaliatory. Syria says the raids aim to help Takfiri militants fighting against government forces.
On several occasions, the Syrian army has confiscated Israeli-made arms and military equipment from terrorists fighting the government forces. There are also reports that Israel has been providing medical treatment to the extremists wounded in Syria.
Earlier this week, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres expressed concerns about a spike in contacts between Israeli armed forces and Syria militants in recent months, saying it could lead to escalation and cause harm to UN observers deployed to the Golan Heights.
Source: Press TV