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01 May 2020 | 05:14 AM UTC

Syria: Suspected Israeli airstrikes in Quneitra and Daraa provinces April 30 – May 1

Syria News Alert

Suspected Israeli airstrikes reported in Quneitra and Daraa provinces April 30 – May 1; further attacks likely in the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/30/2020, 12:00 AM until 5/6/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Damascus). COUNTRY/REGION Quneitra province, Daraa province


Multiple airstrikes were reported in the Quneitra and Daraa provinces overnight (local time) from Thursday, April 30, into Friday, May 1. According to Syrian state media, helicopters flying over the Golan Heights launched several missiles into Syria. While no country has immediately claimed responsibility for the strikes, the Syrian military has accused Israel of conducting the operations. No casualties or damages were immediately reported.

Further airstrikes targeting military positions and militant groups in Syria are likely over the near term.


The Israeli military has struck more than 200 targets in Syria over the past two years, many of which have been arms depots and military facilities allegedly receiving arms and fighters from Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah group.


Due to extremely poor security conditions, Western governments generally advise against all travel to Syria, with some banning travel to the country. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to any travel to Syria.


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