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4 killed in Israel’s missiles attack on Syria

DAMASCUS (Syria): At least four civilians were killed when Israeli warplanes fired missiles targeting Syrian military positions in Homs and the Damascus outskirts in Syria.

Syrian state media said that four people were killed and 21 others wounded in the missile attack.

The Syrian military said on Monday that its air defences had confronted the attack, which was launched from Lebanese airspace.

An Israeli military spokeswoman refused to comment on the reports.

Syrian state-run broadcaster al-Ikhbariya said the four civilians including a baby had been killed in Sahnaya, south of Damascus, as “a result of the Zionist aggression”.

State-run news agency SANA reported that 21 people were wounded in the attack. It said that Syrian air defences had brought down a number of the missiles.

In recent years, Israel has carried out hundreds of attacks in Syria that it says have hit its regional arch-foe, Iran, and the Lebanese Hezbollah group, which it calls the biggest threat to its borders.

Iran and Hezbollah are fighting on the side of President Bashar al-Assad in the Syrian war, and Israel says they are trying to turn Syria into a new front against Israelis.