The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

One Syrian and three Lebanese | Today’s attack by Israeli drone kills four members of monitoring and launching missiles unit in Al-Quneitra

Al-Quneitra province: A Syrian man and three Lebanese members of Hezbollah working for the monitoring and launching missiles unit in Al-Quneitra were killed and their bodies were charred in today’s attack by an Israeli drone which targeted a taxi near Al-Moror roundabout in Al-Baath city in Al-Quneitra province.


Reliable SOHR sources have confirmed that the targeted group were came from Rif Dimashq to Al-Quneitra in a taxi to evade detection.


Israel has escalated their attacks in Syrian territory to unprecedented level since the beginning of the brutal offensive on Gaza in October, where SOHR has documented 28 attacks: 18 airstrikes, nine rocket attacks by ground forces and one attack that is not known whether it was carried out with surface-to-surface missiles or airstrikes. Those attacks left 34 fatalities; they are as follows:


  • Two civilians.


  • 14 members of regime force and their proxy militias.


  • 13 members of the Lebanese Hezbollah.


  • One Iranian-backed Syrian militiamen.


  • Two members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps.


The Israeli attacks in Syria during the period between October 10 and December 8 also destroyed 42 targets, including weapons warehouses, centres and vehicles. It is worth noting that four airstrikes hit Aleppo international airport, which led to putting it out of service on the four occasions, while two other airstrikes hit Damascus international airport, which led to putting it out of service on the two occasions.


SOHR documented 60 attacks in 2023: 43 airstrikes and 17 rocket attacks by ground forces, during which Israel targeted several positions in Syria, destroying nearly 121 targets, including buildings, weapons and ammunitions warehouses, headquarters, centres and vehicles. These strikes killed 110 combatants and injured 125 others. The fatalities are distributed as follows:


  • 40 members of regime forces, including officers.


  • 35 Iranian-backed non-Syrian militiamen.


  • Six members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).


  • Seven Iranian-backed Syrian militiamen.


  • 20 members of the Lebanese Hezbollah.


  • Two members of “Al-Jihad Al-Islami” organisation.


In addition, those attacks left three men and a woman dead and other civilians injured.


The attacks are distributed regionally as follows:


  • Damascus and Rif Dimashq: 23 attacks.


  • Al-Quneitera: ten attacks.


  • Hama: two attacks.


  • Tartus: three attacks.


  • Aleppo: eight attacks.


  • Al-Suwaidaa: four attacks.


  • Daraa: 11 attacks.


  • Homs: four attacks.


  • Deir Ezzor: two attacks.


SOHR would like to point out that Israel sometimes targeted more than one province in a single attack.