Syria said on Wednesday that Israel carried out missile strikes near the village of Hader in the southern Quneitra province, which borders Israel.

Syria’s state news agency SANA reported that an act of “Israeli aggression” was carried out with several surface-to-surface missiles over the vicinity of the Quneitra’s countryside in southern Syria, areas where Tehran-backed forces, including Lebanon’s Hezbollah, have put down a presence since deploying to help President Bashar al-Assad in the Syrian civil war which broke out in 2011.

No casualties were reported in the missile attack, which only caused physical damage.

Israel’s military does not usually comment on specific strikes in Syria but has acknowledged that it has conducted hundreds of attacks against forces under Iranian command in Syria to prevent the Islamic Republic from accumulating weapons and entrenching itself further in the war-torn country.

On Saturday, unknown aircraft attacked positions of Iran-backed forces in and around the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor for the second time within a week.

Last month, Israel allegedly carried out three strikes in Syria.

In March, an Israeli attack over Damascus killed two officers of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.

On Friday, The Moscow Times, an independent Dutch-based paper, reported that while Russia has begun pulling out its troops from Syria to bolster forces in Ukraine, Iran forces and Lebanese group Hezbollah have reportedly taken over its bases.

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