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Israel launches air attacks on three Syrian military facilities

Israeli army says the attacks came in response to a Syrian drone incursion into the occupied Golan Heights.

Israel has attacked Syrian military positions after an unmanned drone entered its airspace near the occupied Golan Heights on Thursday.

The Israeli military acknowledged in a statement that three Syrian army positions in Quneitra province were targeted overnight, saying it was in retaliation for the entering of a Syrian drone into its airspace a few hours earlier.

"The IDF holds the Syrian regime accountable for the actions carried out in its territory and warns it from further action against Israeli forces," the Israeli army statement said.

Israeli-issued black-and-white surveillance footage showed missiles hitting what appeared to be a hut, a two-storey structure and a five-storey structure amid hilly terrain.

Syrian state media said the Israeli air attacks on the southern province inflicted material damage but had caused no deaths or injuries, adding that the country's air defences had managed to intercept at least a few missiles.

"The aircraft of the Israeli enemy fired several missiles in the direction of some army positions," state media cited a Syrian military source as saying.

On Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Netanyahu's talks with Putin centered on Russia's involvement in Syria as President Bashar al-Assad's main ally and the scepticism Israel has displayed towards the presence Iranian-linked armed groups in Syria.

Earlier in May, Israel launched what has been described as the largest and most prolonged attack on Syria in decades, after it accused Iran of sending rockets towards the occupied Golan Heights. 


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