Monday 26 September 2016

Three die in Israeli drone raid

Paula Raynor in Beirut

Published 30/07/2015 | 02:30

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

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.

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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.

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