The Israeli Air Force resumed their airstrikes over the southwestern Syrian province of Al-Quneitra on Friday night, targeting the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and National Defense Forces’ (NDF) positions inside the cities of Al-Kawm, Al-Ba’ath, Jibba, Khan Arnabi, and Hader for the second straight night.
Earlier in the day, the Israeli Air Force launched an unmanned predator drone that struck the Syrian Arab Army’s defensive positions at the Brigade 90 base in the Al-Quneitra Governorate’s eastern countryside – no casualties were reported by the Syrian Arab Army’s Central Command.
According to a military source from National Defense Forces “Fouj Al-Joulan” (Golan Regiment), the Israeli Air Force killed 5 people, while also wounding a dozen others during their assault on Friday night; these airstrikes were reportedly more intense than the IAF’s air raids the night before.
The source further added that for the first time in 48 hours, the Syrian Air Defense’s responded to the Israeli aggression, using their anti-aircraft machine guns to deter the enemy planes encroaching the Syrian airspace.
The United Nations Security General, Ban Ki-Moon, issued a statement expressing his concerns over the recent Israeli airstrikes over the Golan Heights of Syria; he added that there were serious violations of the Disengagement of Forces Agreement between Syria and Israel.
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Spokesperson issued his own statement on Friday, pinning blame on the Syrian Government for allowing the Palestinian Islamic Jihad resistance group to fire rockets into Syria; the aforementioned group has denied that they were behind this rocket strike in Upper Galilee.