The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is claiming that Israel on Wednesday evening struck military outposts in Syria, near the capital Damascus, Reuters reports. According to the organization, Syrian army outposts south of Damascus were hit by three Israeli rockets. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is a British-based organization which mostly documents human rights abuses in Syria and which is regularly quoted by major news media outlets.
Israel has not responded to the report and Israeli government officials have for the most part never commented openly about any air strikes in Syria, as part of the government’s policy of ambiguity regarding operations in the civil war-torn country. While Israel remained silent, a pro-Assad military source denied the report, according to Reuters, claiming that there have been no Israeli armed strikes inside Syria on Wednesday. READ MORE