Israel’s helicopter strike causes Hizballah and Iranian casualties as warning that Golan is out of bounds
Lebanese and Western intelligence watchers of the Syrian conflict reveal that the two missiles fired Sunday, Jan. 18, by Israeli helicopters at an armed military convoy on the Syrian side of the Golan struck a group of Iranian and Hizballah officers traveling near Quneitra.
Hizballah has confirmed that six people were killed – three of them its own officers. One is said to have been Jihad Mughniyeh son of the Shiite terrorist movement’s military chief, whom Israel killed in 2007.
The group was on a tour to inspect a site for a Hizballah force to take up position opposite Israel’s Golan lines as part of the Syrian surface missile deployment near Quneitra. The helicopter strike was intended to post a tough Israeli warning to Iran, Damascus and Hizballah: The Golan is off-limits –…
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