Cairo, Egypt. Late reports are confirming that Israeli forces have killed a number of Syrian government forces in artillery attacks from Israel upon Syrian territory.
The Israeli attack against a military base for the Syrian pro-government National Defence Forces in southern Syria killed three NDF members on Sunday, the NDF militia and a monitoring group said.
A British-based war monitoring group, said it remained unclear if the source of the bombardment in Quneitra province was an air strike or shelling. Other sources from Damascus indicated it was in fact, artillery fired from Israeli positions into Syria.
Israeli forces have carried out air strikes or fired mortar rounds during the six-year war in Syria, often in response to the occasional spillover, including stray shells from fighting among Syrian factions.
The Syrian NDF said the attack struck its military camp in the countryside of Quneitra, which sits near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, territory that Israel has occupied since taking the area in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.
American funded groups fighting President Bashar al-Assad’s government in the Syrian conflict hold swathes of Quneitra, while the army and pro-government forces control another part of the province that came under Israeli fire.