Syria Reports Israeli Missile Attack Near Golan Heights

Israel fired several surface-to-surface missiles at Syrian military positions in the south of the country early Wednesday, Syrian state television said.

Citing an unnamed Syrian military official, the television station said the missiles were fired from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, and hit areas around the nearby town of Quneitra.

The television station added that the attack, which took place shortly after midnight, caused material damage but no casualties.

The attack came nearly a week after Syrian state media reported that a similar Israeli missile attack on an area south of the capital Damascus also resulted in no casualties.

Israel did not comment on the attack. The country has carried out hundreds of attacks against targets in government-controlled areas of Syria over the past decade, but has rarely acknowledged or discussed such operations.

Israel has admitted, however, that it has targeted bases of Iranian-allied militias, such as Lebanon’s Hezbollah, which fights in support of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces.

Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria in the 1967 Middle East war and later annexed the area. Much of the world does not recognize the annexation, even though the Trump administration declares the territory part of Israel. [ab/uh]