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Syrian media reports claim missile launched from Israel intercepted in southern Syria

Syria’s missile defense system intercepted a number of missiles fired by Israel at it’s southern border,  Syrian state news agency SANA reported overnight Tuesday.

The attack was launched in the early hours of the morning against the Tall al-Hara sector near the Golan Heights, SANA reported, adding that there had been no casualties.

The report did not specify the target of the raid. Britain-based war monitor The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the strikes had targeted positions of the Hezbollah Shiite movement in two locations.

“All the positions hit had the Lebanese Hezbollah there,” the Observatory said.

Israel has carried out hundreds of air strikes in Syria since the beginning of the conflict in 2011, targeting forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and the regime’s allies Iran and Hezbollah.

Just last month, IDF responded with retaliatory attacks on its northern neighbor after an anti-aircraft missile was fired at an Israeli fighter jet in Israeli airspace.

Israeli media reported that the rocket fire was believed to be intentionally targeting Israel, not spillover from the final battles in Syria’s years-long war.

Israel has admitted to conducting “hundreds of strikes” on Iranian-linked targets on Syrian territory, with the aim to contain Iranian military entrenchment in Syria.

Source: i24NEWS – Syrian media reports claim missile launched from Israel intercepted in southern Syria