Pro-Assad, Hezbollah media offer differing accounts of soldier deaths

May 27, 2017 14:09


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Pro-Assad and Hezbollah-affiliated media are giving very different accounts of an incident on Saturday in which three Syrian soldiers were killed.

According to Syrian state media, the three soldiers were killed in the early hours by an Israeli drone strike and the drone involved was later shot down by Syrian government forces.

However Lebanon's Al Mayadeen radio network, which is affiliated with Hezbollah, denied Syria's claim and instead said that the three soldiers were killed by Syrian rebel forces.

An IDF spokesperson, when asked for a response to the media outlets' claims, said that "the IDF does not comment on foreign reports."

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