Israel has launched multiple missile attacks on Syria. The country’s state media reported that at least three Syrian soldiers were killed and three others wounded in the attack. Al-Jazeera news.

Syrian news agency SANA reported on Sunday that the missile strikes took place at 8:00 p.m. local time. The attacks targeted the countryside near the capital Damascus and some points in the coastal province of Tartus.

Citing an unnamed source, SANA said Syrian air defense forces countered the Israeli aggression and shot down some missiles. The attack resulted in the death of three soldiers, while three others were injured.

Tartus was attacked from the Mediterranean. At the same time, Damascus was also attacked from the southeast of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon.

Apart from the death of soldiers, the attack caused some infrastructural damage.

The Israeli army declined to comment on the attack.

Since Syria’s civil war began in 2011, Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes targeting government positions inside the country as well as allied Iran-backed forces and Hezbollah fighters. Israel rarely comments on these attacks in Syria.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitoring group, reported on Sunday’s attack. They said Iran-backed groups were active at an air defense base in Tartus province. Israel has carried out raids targeting them.

They also said that the site in Tartus is 8 km away from a Russian base. Two missiles also hit Syrian government military installations in al-Qutaifah countryside in Damascus.

Civilians have also been injured in Israeli strikes in Syria.

Syria’s defense ministry said in early July that two civilians were wounded in an Israeli strike from the Mediterranean near the town of al-Hamadiyah, south of the city of Tartus.

State media also reported that Israeli shelling on Friday wounded two civilians in southern Syria near the occupied Golan Heights.

(August 15)