Arab media: Assad militiaman eliminated near Syrian border

A few hours after IDF's Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot stated that the army will continue to strike in Syria in order to prevent weapons transfers, Syrian media outlets claim an IAF aircraft targeted and eliminated a vehicle belonging to an Assad militiaman near the Israeli border.
Vehicle reportedly struck by IAF today Photo Credit: Channel 2 News

Shortly after IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot said that the IDF will continue to act in Syria if necessary, Arab media outlets reported that an Israeli Air Force aircraft attacked a vehicle along the Israeli-Syrian border near Quneitra.

According to Syrian reports, the IDF targeted and eliminated a member of Bashar al-Assad's militia, Yasser Hussein al-Sayed. Al-Sayed was an active member of the Quneitra Hawks battalion operating in the Khan Arnava area of the Hermon, though his rank is still unknown. 

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Hours before, Eizenkot discussed the Israeli attack on Syria and said that the IDF will continue to take actions to prevent the transfer of weapons to Hezbollah. "We maintain our security interests and work to prevent the transfer of weapons to Hezbollah, which we will make every effort to prevent in the future," stated Eizenkot.



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