Monday, May 27, 2019

Breaking News: Israel Strikes Syria IDF Admits Culpability -Casualties Reported


This is breaking so here are the earliest reports:

Israel Strikes Targets in Syria: Casualties Reported

An Israeli missile struck a target in the Syrian province of Quneitra on Monday; the attack caused a number of casualties, the SANA news agency reported.
"An Israeli missile targeted Tel al-Shaar in Quneitra," the Syrian news agency stated, noting further that a "military vehicle was targeted and there are wounded".
After reports about the attack emerged, the IDF confirmed that it was behind the air strike on Syria.


Israeli military has said it attacked Syrian anti-aircraft position after Israeli warplane came under fire. Syrian TV earlier stated that Israel has carried out a missile strike in Syria’s Quneitra province.


Israel Strikes Syrian Target After Anti-aircraft Fire at Fighter Jet; Syria Says One Officer Killed
Israeli army spokesperson calls incident 'abnormal' violation of Israeli sovereignty
Israel struck a Syrian military target in Quneitra on Monday after an anti-aircraft missile was launched earlier at an Israeli fighter jet, the Israeli army said.

According to Syrian state media, one officer was killed and two others were wounded in the strike. The report added that Syrian air defense attacked an unmanned aerial vehicle that entered Syrian airspace near the southern suburb.

Charlotte Observer

Syrian state media says an Israeli rocket attack has struck the country's south, killing one soldier and injuring another.
The Monday report was carried on the Syrian state TV al-Ikhbariya and said one military vehicle was also damaged. It said the rocket landed in Tal al-Shaar in Quneitra on the edge of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
Israel said it was responding after an anti-aircraft fire from Syria targeted one of its combat planes in Israeli airspace.
Syrian media had reported earlier this month two incidents in which Israeli strikes hit inside southern Syria.

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UPDATE: Based on my reading of this incident. It seems to me Israel targeted the anti aircraft position. Intentionally. It seems to me they were in Syrian airspace and fired upon the SAA position. 


Syria said an Israeli attack against a military post in the country’s south on Monday killed a soldier and injured another. 

Israel, in a rare statement acknowledging firing into Syria, said it was responding to an anti-aircraft fire from Syria against one of its combat planes.

Reports stated that the anti aircraft missile landed on Syrian territory? Which is highly suggestive to me that Israel had entered in Syrian airspace.

Syrian state TV al-Ikhbariya quoted a military official saying that the Israeli attack came shortly after 2100 local time (1800GMT) and targeted a military outpost east of Khan Arnabeh

A statement from the Israeli army said that earlier Monday a Syrian anti-aircraft system fired at one of its aircraft “as it was carrying out a routine flight in Israel. The projectile landed in Syrian territory.
The Israeli military “sees any threat against its aircraft with great severity and takes measures to defend them.”


  1. What is a warmonger without a war?

    1. War being the essence of Israel's existence.
      Without war their could be no expansion.

  2. Call me stupid, but it seems that Israel wanted its unmanned spy plane to be fired on because it gave them an excuse to smash a Syrian defensive target. Israel risks nothing but a plane; Syrians lose lives and protective installations. It was provocation, plain and simple. They really must be thirsty for an all-out fight with Syria.

    Of course, they need to play victim for the sake of Israelis who might still possess a conscience.

  3. Yaya: "Call me stupid, but it seems that Israel wanted its unmanned spy plane to be fired on because it gave them an excuse to smash a Syrian defensive target"

    that's how it appears to me as well Yaya

    Yaya: "They really must be thirsty for an all-out fight with Syria."

    Yup, because they have expanded borders on their mind