Alleged Israeli drone strike kills two Hezbollah operatives in Syria

An alleged Israeli drone strike in central Syria killed two operatives from the Iran-backed Hezbollah terror group on Saturday, a war monitor says.

“An Israeli drone fired two missiles at a Hezbollah car and truck near the town of Qusayr in Homs province, as they were on their way to Al-Dabaa military airport, killing at least two Hezbollah fighters and wounding others,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.

The Observatory, which is based in the UK and whose sources of funding are unclear, has been accused of exaggerating the effectiveness of Israeli strikes in the past.

Qusayr has been identified in the past as a Hezbollah stronghold.

While Israel does not, as a rule, comment on specific strikes in Syria, it has admitted to conducting hundreds of sorties against Iran-backed terror groups attempting to gain a foothold in the country over the last decade. The Israeli military says it attacks arms shipments believed to be bound for those groups, chief among them Hezbollah. Additionally, airstrikes attributed to Israel have repeatedly targeted Syrian air defense systems.

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