Early on October 21, the Israeli Defense Forces targeted a school in the southern Syrian governorate of al-Quneitra.
The Syrian Arab News Agency said the school, which is located in the town of al-Hurriyah, was struck with a single missile. The strike resulted in material losses only, according to the state-run channel.
During an interview with the Kan TV, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz hinted that Israel was indeed behind the strike on al-Quneitra.
“I won’t go into who fired what last night. We won’t allow terrorist operatives from Hezbollah or Iran to set up on the Golan Heights border and we will do what is necessary to drive them out of there,” the minister said.
Several Syrian pro-opposition sources claimed that the Israeli strike on al-Hurriyah targeted a military post manned by Iranian forces.
Last week, a Channel 12 report revealed that Israeli Special Forces destroyed two Syrian military posts in al-Golan Height buffer zone in a cross-border operation.
Israel is determined to prevent Iranian forces from establishing a foothold in southern Syria. Tel Aviv claims that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and Lebanon’s Hezbollah are planning to launch attacks on its northern front from the region.
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