Report: Israeli Air Force Strikes Hizbullah, Assad Regime Targets in Syria

Syrian opposition media said Tuesday that the Israeli Air Force carried out airstrikes Monday night on positions of the Syrian regime and Hizbullah in the area of the Qualamoun mountains on the Syria-Lebanon border, according to Israeli media.

Times of Israel, citing pro-opposition media outlet Al-Souria Net, said eight Hizbullah terrorists and five Syrian soldiers were killed in the strikes.

“After several hours of reconnaissance flights above the area, Israeli planes suddenly launched two raids on a joint Assad forces and Hizbullah position,” reported Al-Souria Net. “This was immediately followed by a third raid. The Israeli planes resumed their attack with a fourth air raid after several minutes, targeting a Hizbullah position in western Qalamoun.”

According to the report, “dozens” were injured in the strikes.

Israel has been rumored to be behind recent strikes in Syria, aimed at preventing Syrian-backed terrorist group Hizbullah from acquiring weapons from Syria.