Report: Airstrikes Target Hizbullah in Syrian Golan Heights

(Reuters) Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Dan Williams - Reported airstrikes in Syria on Thursday are said to have occurred in an area where Hizbullah has its communications and logistics hub for southern Syria near the Israeli border, according to two senior regional intelligence sources. Among the targets struck were two Syrian army brigades where Hizbullah is embedded alongside a rocket depot close to its bases near the border with Lebanon. A Syrian opposition figure, Said Seif, said, "Israel has targeted this area because the Syrian army barracks there have become a recruiting ground for Hizbullah and their militias to deploy in Quneitra" in the Syrian Golan Heights. Tehran has in recent months expanded its military presence in southern Syria after insurgents were driven out, with Hizbullah, the biggest of the Iranian-backed militias, expanding its foothold there.

2018-11-30 00:00:00

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