Israel strikes Syrian army again in Qunaitera

Source: Xinhua| 2017-06-26 06:17:22|Editor: ying
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DAMASCUS, June 25 (Xinhua) -- The Israeli forces struck Syrian military positions on Sunday, the second attack within 24 hours, the Syrian army said in a statement.

The Syrian army said the second attack comes to lift the "broken morale of the terrorist groups," which are waging several attacks on the Syrian military positions in Qunaitera, near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

The attacks are another sign of the collaboration between the Israeli forces and the terrorist groups of the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front, the army added.

The military statement warned the Israeli side of the repercussions of the attacks, stressing that the Syrian army is determined "to squash the terrorist groups, which are the Israeli arm in the region."

A day earlier, the Israeli forces fired several rockets on the al-Baath city in the countryside of Qunaitera.

The Nusra Front unleashed a wide-scale offensive on Saturday in Quanitera to capture the al-Baath city from the Syrian army, which will open a road for it to advance toward the capital Damascus.