Israel strikes three Syrian army positions in response to drone infiltration

Israel strikes three Syrian army positions in response to drone infiltration

Syrian state media said Israeli jets fired on military positions in the southwestern Quneitra province, inflicting material damage.

On June 24, Israel's military said it launched a Patriot missile at an incoming unmanned aerial vehicle, which turned away unharmed.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian Federation on Wednesday that Israel would not seek to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but that Moscow should encourage Iranian forces to quit Syria, a senior Israeli official said.

This is the second time this week that Syria has reported intercepting Israeli missiles, and sustaining a military attack without any casualties.

"The IDF will continue to operate determinedly and decisively against any attempts to hurt Israeli civilians and breaches of Israeli sovereignty".

An Israeli military ambulance drives past tanks in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, near the border with Syria. The plateau is not recognised internationally as Israeli territory.

Israel carried out frequent incursions into neighboring Syria, typically to strike Iranian or Hezbollah targets.


"They are treated in hospital and go back the same day", said Major Sergei Kutikov, an Israeli military health officer.

Since turning the tide of Syria's civil war by intervening militarily in 2015 on Mr Al Assad's behalf, Russian Federation has turned a blind eye to scores of Israeli air strikes against Iranian and Hezbollah deployments or arms transfers, while making clear it wanted Mr Al Assad kept immune.

Talks also are expected to concentrate on Israel's fight against Iranian presence in Syria.

Israeli cabinet ministers threatened this week to fire on Syrian forces that enter the Golan buffer zone set up as part of a 1974 United Nations -monitored armistice.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to Russia Wednesday to meet with Kremlin President Vladimir Putin, for visit he called a "very important".

In recent days, Israel has noted the serious refugee problem created by the Syrian regime's routing of areas in southern Syria near the border with Jordan. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

"It is clear that our focus is on Syria and Iran", Netanyahu said at the start of the meeting.

Related Articles

  • 'One set play the difference', beomans Belgium's Roberto Martinez

    'One set play the difference', beomans Belgium's Roberto Martinez

    Yet while Hazard - Belgium's captain - faded after a strong opening 30 minutes, Mbappe was a constant threat. The French team has one star on their jerseys to commemorate their World Cup victory in 1998.
    Disappointed fans join Moscow ticket scalpers as World Cup final nears

    Disappointed fans join Moscow ticket scalpers as World Cup final nears

    Fans have been dancing in the town's streets and chanting It's Coming Home following England's wins earlier in the tournament. But hopefully we can do our jobs on Wednesday as a team and individuals and contain them".
    Trump says his awkwardly capitalized tweets are no mistake

    Trump says his awkwardly capitalized tweets are no mistake

    He later deleted that tweet to correct the error, prompting Rowling to write 'someone taught him how to spell "pore"'. Rowling attends the press preview of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre in London in 2016.
  • Dele, Maguire head England into first semi-final in 28 years

    Dele, Maguire head England into first semi-final in 28 years

    The crowd went wild after the goal, and Fortnite fans online celebrated yet another World Cup nod to the video game. There was another against Sweden , with Maguire heading in a driven corner from Ashley Young in the 30th minute.
    'We will never abolish ICE': Pence says to staff at ICE HQ

    'We will never abolish ICE': Pence says to staff at ICE HQ

    Pence singled out a handful of Democrats who've called for the agency's abolition, including Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. and Sen. I think we need to abolish ICE .
    Iran tells Trump his tweets raised oil price

    Iran tells Trump his tweets raised oil price

    Iran has threatened to block oil exports through a key Gulf waterway in retaliation against any hostile U.S. action. At the time, Trump tweeted that he spoke with Saudi Arabia's King Salman to ramp up oil production to lower prices.
  • U.S.  must convince judge it has reunited migrants under 5

    U.S. must convince judge it has reunited migrants under 5

    One child under age five has been detained for more than a year because the parent's location is not known, DHS said. Physicians and others blasted the policy and warned about lasting psychological damage to children and parents.
    Punters backing England to enjoy more penalty success

    Punters backing England to enjoy more penalty success

    Then Eric Dier confidently smashed his penalty home to secure a place in the quarter-finals. Henderson added: "I just thanked [Pickford]".
    Lucas Torreira’s Medical Scheduled For Tomorrow

    Lucas Torreira’s Medical Scheduled For Tomorrow

    The Sampdoria defensive midfielder is travelling to London from Moscow after Uruguay's World Cup exit at the hands of France . Lucas Torreira was not one of them as, according to reports , he is now en-route to London to complete his Arsenal medical.
  • China's Xiaomi: Smart phones, no smart IPO

    China's Xiaomi: Smart phones, no smart IPO

    Shares lost about 4 percent in early trading but rebounded to 17 Hong Kong dollars ($2.17) at midday. He believed more high-quality internet companies would come to Hong Kong for listing in the future.
    Eight Boys Rescued from Flooded Thai Cave

    Eight Boys Rescued from Flooded Thai Cave

    Medics appeared to remove one person on a stretcher but hid the person's identity behind multiple white umbrellas. Musk said his submarine has eight handles, four in the front and four in the rear, and four air tank connections.
    FIFA chief invites trapped Thai boys to World Cup final

    FIFA chief invites trapped Thai boys to World Cup final

    They sought to reassure their parents, telling them they were cold but "doing fine" and being cared for by navy Seal divers. Many fans on social media said the boys deserved the World Cup trophy for the way they have handled their ordeal.