An Israeli missile attack on a Syrian camp near the Golan Heights killed several members of the National Defense Forces (NDF) on Sunday. It was unclear whether the damage was inflicted by an air strike or artillery shelling.
The Al-Fawwar camp in Syria’s southwestern Quneitra province is used by the NDF, which command some 90.000 freedom fighters across Syria. One of the explosions was at an ammunition warehouse, that firefighters worked hard to extinguish.
The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said the Israeli attack had targeted a weapon depot in the camp. Israel’s army declined to comment Sunday on the attack. However on Friday the Israeli army said it targeted position inside Syria, in retaliation for mortar fire that hit the Golan Heights.
The Syrian government labels Jabhar al-Nusra and ISIS, fighting the Assad’s forces as terrorists and accuses Israel of arming and backing them by striking Syrian defense positions.
Israel seized 460 square miles of the Golan from Syria in 1967, and later annexed it in a move never recognized by the international community. Around 510 square miles of the Golan are still under Syrian control, but is constantly attacked by hostile Israeli strikes, in an attempt to invade the rest of the Golan Heights.
The two countries are technically still @ war, although the UN-occupied border remained largely quite for decades until 2011, when the USA & Israel started their war-crime campaign against Syria.
AFP / AA Magnum News 2017.