Syria: Two Iranian revolutionary guard members killed in Israeli attack

Reported confrontations follow last month’s Israeli-Iranian exchange of air attacks across the Israeli-Syrian border.

By World Israel News staff

Media sources in Syria say that two members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps were killed and an unspecified number of others were hurt when “Israeli warplanes” launched missiles that targeted an Iranian military base in the Quneitra countryside, on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights.

Syrian regime state-agency SANA said that an “Israeli attack on Quneitra province” caused damage to a hospital when tanks opened fire, and that one of the observation posts in Jebata Al-Khashab, adjacent to the Israeli border, had also been targeted.

Israel has neither confirmed nor denied these reports.

On Monday, SANA reported that Israeli troops had fired several shells on various positions in Quneitra, including an observation post.

Last month, the Israeli military confirmed attacking Iranian military targets in Syria, hours after carrying out a rare daylight air raid near the Damascus International Airport.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the volatile situation in Syria at a summit meeting next week.

The Israeli-Russian contacts are aimed at preventing military confrontations between the two countries. Israel is also hoping that Russia will help in efforts to prevent Iranian entrenchment in Syria, even as the U.S. works on pulling out of the war-torn country.