IDF rejects Hezbollah claims of airstrikes in Syria

Hezbollah claimed that an Israeli drone attacked a National Defense Forces (NDF) outpost in the Khan Arnabeh area on the Israeli-Syrian border on its twitter account on Saturday.

The Shiite terror group said that one person was killed and several were injured in the airstrike.

The NDF is a pro-regime militia, where volunteers serve on a semi-regular basis. It is seen as an auxiliary to the Syrian Army.


Meanwhile, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on an Israeli airstrike originating from Israeli airspace on a regime artillery position.

The IDF responded by saying that it is unaware of these strikes.

The Iron Dome missile defense system was activated twice over the weekend following rocket fire towards the Golan Heights over the weekend. The IDF determined that the activation of the system on Saturday was due to artillery fire coming from Syrian, and not from rockets as was previously believed.

The artillery fire was allegedly aimed at rebels inside of Syria, and not at Israel. The Iron Dome operators decided to try and shoot down the artillery projectiles as the projectiles could have hit a populated area, and they didn’t want to take the risk of that happening.

The Iron Dome battery was set up in the Golan Heights two weeks ago. The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said that “the IDF detected high trajectory fire over the northern Golan Heights which was intercepted by the Iron Dome. There is no damage or injury reported.”

This artillery fire is the 10th instance of mortar or artillery fire emanating from Syria into Israel over the past two weeks. The mortars and artillery rounds fell in open areas next to various communities the last eight times.