DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:20 A.M.) – On Friday evening, an armed Israeli drone conducted a cross-border airstrike from the occupied Golan Heights, targeting an artillery position held by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the province of Quneitra.
The Israeli drone strike was reportedly retaliation after two Syrian 2 mortar shells landed near positions controlled by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in northern Golan.
According to an Al-Masdar News source, a SAA artillery unit came under drone fire at the village of Abu Al-Nada; fortunately for the Syrian government soldiers, the Israeli aerial attack did not result in any casualties and only minor material damage.
Although the drone attack may have been preemptive, the SAA anti-aircraft units responded minutes later by opening fire on another Israeli drone which army units believed was preparing a follow-up attack.
Subsequently, the drone withdrew into Israeli-held areas only to return 30 minutes later and conduct two additional airstrikes on a SAA checkpoint and nearby artillery position.
Despite increased tensions between the warring parties, neither side suffered any human losses due to the cross-border clashes.