The Israeli military announced on Saturday that the Israeli Air Force (IAF) destroyed undefined number of artillery pieces, battle tanks belonging to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the Syrian province of Quneitra.
The Israeli claimed in a statement that 10 shells fired from the Syrian side had fallen in the Golan Heights and the airstrikes were a response to this. Hoever, Israel didn’t say that the SAA had fired the shells.
Since the Saturday morning, Al-Bath city in Quneitra has been under an attack from Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) and its allies.
Many pro-government source reported that HTS and some Free Syrian Army groups have repeatedly open fire on the Israeli-held territory in order to provoke Israeli military strikes on the SAA .
Israel argues that only the SAA has a responsibility of any firing on the Israeli-held areas. Many believe that this Israel policy is clearly sided and aimed at supporting of terrorist groups fighting against the SAA on the Golan Heights front.