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Israeli Drone Strike Targets Hezbollah Members in Southwest Syria

An Israeli drone strike in Quneitra reportedly killed three members of the Iran-backed Lebanese militia Hezbollah.

Three members of the Iran-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah were reportedly slain in an Israeli drone strike in Quneitra, southwest Syria, on Friday. 

The strike also resulted in the death of a Syrian individual who was accompanying them, as per information from two regional sources close to Damascus.

Israeli Army Declines Comment:

The Israeli army has refrained from commenting on the reported drone strike in Quneitra, located near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. 

Israel has historically conducted attacks on what it deems Iran-linked targets in Syria, particularly as Tehran’s influence has grown in support of President Bashar Al Assad amid the country’s ongoing civil war.

Longstanding Israeli Operations in Syria:

Israel’s military operations in Syria have been ongoing for years, with a focus on targets associated with Iran and its allies. 

The strikes are often framed as preventive measures to counter what Israel perceives as a growing Iranian presence in the region.

The civil war in Syria, which began in 2011, has witnessed Iran’s increasing involvement in support of the Assad regime. Israel’s actions in Syria are viewed as part of broader regional dynamics and concerns about Tehran’s expanding influence.

Escalating Tensions and Regional Impact:

The reported drone strike and its casualties underscore the ongoing tensions in the region, where geopolitical rivalries, proxy conflicts, and military actions have become intertwined. 

The situation raises concerns about the broader impact on regional stability and security.

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