Syrian media reported that Israel had on Thursday dropped leaflets over southern Syria warning the commander of the Syrian army 112th Brigade, Basil Abu Eid, against continuing to collaborate with Hizballah and hosting other pro-Iranian militias. The Syrian unit is based at Quneitra right up against the Golan border.
Foreign sources reveal that the Israeli air strikes a day earlier, the third in 10 days, targeted pro-Iranian militia weapons depots, observation posts and radar sites located inside Syrian army camps at Dimass west of Damascus, and Shnaya south of the Syrian capital. Eight Syrian soldiers were said to have been killed. Israel was also reported to have struck Hizballah fighters based at the southern town of Suwayda close to the Golan.