DAMASCUS (Dispatches) – The Syrian air defenses have responded to the Zionist regime’s Monday night aggression against the Arab country’s army positions, state media reports.
A Syrian military source says the occupying regime’s helicopters launched a missile aggression on some military points in Syria’s Quneitra governorate, causing several material damages, Syria’s official news agency SANA reported.
According to the report, the regime’s copter attack took place at 10:40 pm on Monday in the al-Qahtaniyah region of Quneitra, and the losses were restricted to material damage.
The occupying regime’s military has also acknowledged the attacks, saying its fighter jets, attack helicopters and other aircraft were involved in the latest aggression.
It claimed that the targets included "observation posts and intelligence collection systems, anti-aircraft artillery facilities and command and control systems” in Syrian army bases.
The occupying regime claimed the Monday raid was launched in response to a Sunday incident near the border between the occupied Palestinian territories and Syria, during which the regime’s military reportedly killed four men, claiming that they were planting explosives.
Zionist military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus told reporters on Monday that the men "were inside Israeli territory but beyond the fence” separating the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan Heights and the Syrian part of the territory.
He added that a Zionist commando unit, backed by airstrikes, fired simultaneously towards the men after 11 pm Sunday (2000 GMT).
The Zionist regime has placed its forces near the border with Lebanon and Syria on high alert after Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement announced the death of one of its members in an airstrike by the occupying regime in Damascus on July 20 and promised retaliation.