DAMASCUS: Israel fired six missiles into Syria on Saturday, killing five people and injuring seven others, according to official media.
The missiles reportedly hit sites near the Masyaf district of Hama province, according to a military statement. According to the report, the attack also caused property damage and set fire to the Masyaf forest.
Syria's state media earlier claimed that Israeli missiles were intercepted in the country's central coast region.
According to the report, explosions were reported in the coastal cities of Banyas, Tartous, and Jableh, and most of the missiles were intercepted before reaching their targets.
Hundreds of strikes against Syrian targets have been carried out by Israel over the years, although the country rarely admits or discusses them. It claims to be targeting facilities of Iran-allied militias, including as Lebanon's terrorist Hezbollah, which has fighters in Syria fighting with Syrian President Bashar al-government Assad's troops, as well as munitions shipments thought to be headed for the militias.