DAMASCUS: Syria said Israel had carried out a missile attack that caused casualties on Monday, in what Israel’s army said was a retaliatory strike.
“An Israeli missile targeted Tel al Shaar in Quneitra,” the Syrian news agency said, adding a “military vehicle was targeted and there are wounded”.
The Israeli military confirmed it carried out an air strike in Syria in retaliation for what it said was anti-aircraft fire targeting one of its fighter jets.
The Syrian province of Quneitra includes the Golan Heights.
“Earlier today, Syrian anti-aircraft systems fired at an Israeli fighter jet during a routine flight in northern Israel,” an Israel spokesman said in a statement.
He said the projectile missed and the plane completed its journey before “the IDF targeted the launcher that had fired” at the jet.
Published in Dawn, May 28th, 2019