Sunday 22 October 2017

Three die in Israeli drone raid

A damaged picture of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad is seen near Zeyzoun thermal station in al-Ghab plain in the Hama countryside. Photo: Reuters
A damaged picture of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad is seen near Zeyzoun thermal station in al-Ghab plain in the Hama countryside. Photo: Reuters

Paula Raynor in Beirut

An Israeli drone attack in Syria killed three people yesterday, while another Israeli airstrike targeting an outpost for a pro-Syrian Palestinian group in eastern Lebanon wounded six members of the group, according to the Syrian government and an activist group.

There was no comment from Israel, which has rarely confirmed airstrikes inside Syrian territory in the course of that country's five-year civil war.

In a statement aired on State-run Syrian TV, the Syrian government said that a pilotless Israeli plane struck a civilian car near the village of Hader, killing the three villagers.

Al-Manar TV, an outlet of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group, said the strike targeted a car carrying members of the Syrian National Defence Committees, a pro-Assad militia, near Hader.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed the attack killed three NDC and two Hezbollah fighters.

Irish Independent

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