Three members of Syrian National Defence Forces killed by Israeli airstrike in Quneitra province

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On Wednesday, three people were killed by an airstrike from an Israeli surveillance plane in the Quneitra province in southwestern Syria. The airstrike hit a car in the village of Hader, a Druze area at the border with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

According to Reuters News Agency, the attack struck a car and killed 3 members of the National Defence Forces, a pro-government militia whose members often come from the areas where they fight.

Asked about the reported strike, an Israeli military spokeswoman in Jerusalem declined to comment.

A spokesman for a Syrian rebel group operating in the same area confirmed the attack. “Israeli planes have been flying in the skies of Quneitra and the western Deraa countryside since this morning,” said Abu Ghiath al-Shami, spokesman for the Alwiyat Seif al-Sham group.

The Lebanese Shi’ite group Hezbollah is fighting alongside the Syrian military in the country’s civil war. There was no word about the attack on Syrian state media.

In January, Israel carried out a helicopter attack in the Quneitra province that killed a top Iranian Revolutionary Guard general and several Hezbollah members.

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