Syria reports fourth Israeli attack this month, says two dead

CAIRO, Nov 24 (Reuters) – An Israeli air strike in Syria killed two people and injured seven others, including: six soldiers on Wednesday, Syrian state media said, in the fourth Israel attack Syria reported this month.

an Israeli military spokesman declined until comment on the report.

Israel has carried out frequent attacks against what it has described as Iranian targets in Syria, where Tehran-backed forces, including Lebanese Hezbollah, have been deployed over the last decade to support President Bashar al-Assad in war in Syria.

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Syrian state news agency SANA, citing a military source, said the two people were killed burgers. A third civilian was seriously injured, it said.

Syrian air defense had responded to the “Israeli air aggression” and shot down most of the missiles, it said.

Referring to its correspondent, SANA said that the air defense had shot on hostile targets in “the sky of the city of Homs”.

The attack caused “some material damage”, SANA addedwithout saying what had been struck.

Last week, Syrian state television said Israel had fired two missiles die were aimed at an empty building in southern Damascus from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. Syrian state media also reported Israeli attacks on Nov 8 and Nov 3.

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Reporting by Ahmed Tolba in Cairo and Maayan Lubell in Jerusalem; Written by Yomna Ehab/Tom Perry; Editing by Himani Sarkar, Tom Hogue and Timothy Heritage

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