Israeli “agents” in Syrian border villages reportedly handed over an anti-aircraft rocket fired by the Syrian military at IDF military jets on Saturday to Israeli security forces.
A total of three Russian-made S-200 anti-aircraft missiles were found in non-Israeli territory after the Syrian military fired a barrage of rockets at Israeli jets that were striking both Iranian and Syrian targets in Syria, the al-Khaleej Online news site reported.
The wave of Israeli airstrikes came after the IDF intercepted an Iranian drone that had infiltrated its airspace. During the first wave of strikes, an Israeli F-16 was downed upon its return from Syria.
One of the rockets landed in northern Jordan, fragments of a rocket landed on the Lebanese-Syrian border, and fragments of a third rocket landed near Israel in the Syrian border villages Ain al-Tina and Qusaiba, the report said.
The fragments that landed near the Israeli border were transferred into Israeli hands by what the report called Israeli “agents” in the area.
The report sourced the information to unnamed local sources inside the Syrian border villages.
Israel is known to have close cooperation with Syrians on its border, with whom it coordinates the transfer of humanitarian aid into the war-racked country.
Additionally, it has been reported that Israel also provides direct financial support to Syrian opposition fighters.
The policy, according to the reports, is aimed at strengthening Syrian rebel groups at the expense of forces hostile to Israel, namely Iranian proxy and Lebanese terror group Hezbollah, as well as various Iranian units fighting on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s behalf in Syria.
While Israel acknowledges its humanitarian operations in southern Syria, it does not comment on whether there is military coordination with opposition groups.