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    An Israeli missile struck a target in the Syrian province of Quneitra on Monday; the attack caused a number of casualties, the SANA news agency reported.

    "An Israeli missile targeted Tel al-Shaar in Quneitra," the Syrian news agency stated, noting further that a "military vehicle was targeted and there are wounded".

    The number of wounded as well as the specific type of military equipment were not specified in the report.

    After reports about the attack emerged, the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) confirmed that it was behind the air strike on Syria.

    Also, the Israeli military said that it had struck a Syrian anti-aircraft position after an Israeli military jet came under fire.

    This comes after on 17 May, SANA reported that Syrian air defence systems had intercepted "luminous objects coming from the occupied territories, shooting down a number of them" from Israeli-controlled territory.

    Last month, Syria accused Tel Aviv of carrying out an airstrike against military bases in Masiaf, in northwestern Syria's Hama province.

    READ MORE: Syrian Air Defences Down Projectiles Fired From Israeli-Controlled Territory

    Earlier this month, Syrian air defences fired at projectiles that were launched from Israeli-controlled areas into southern Syria, according to SANA. Back then, the SANA correspondent reported from Quneitra Province that the "objects" were dealt with from the ground.

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