The attack comes after an Israeli air raid hit Aleppo International Airport in northern Syria.
Israel carried out air attacks on Syria’s west coast near President Bashar al-Assad’s ancestral region, killing two Syrian soldiers and wounding six others, state media said.
There was no comment from Israel on the attacks.
On Wednesday, Syria’s official news agency cited an unnamed military official as saying the missiles hit air defense units in Tartus province and were fired by warplanes flying over the Mediterranean Sea.
“At exactly 5:22 p.m. (2:22 p.m. GMT) this afternoon, the Israeli enemy carried out strikes… from the direction of the Mediterranean Sea, targeting some of our air defense sites in Tartus,” the source said , quoted by the official SANA news agency. .
“The attack resulted in the death of two soldiers and injured six others,” the statement added.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Wednesday’s attacks also targeted a weapons depot belonging to the Hezbollah group.
The Britain-based monitor with a network of sources in Syria confirmed the deaths of the two soldiers, adding that a fighter of unknown nationality was also killed.
This is the first reported attack since an Israeli air raid hit the international community. airport in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on August 28damaging a runway and putting it out of service.
Aleppo airport targeted several times this year, including two in March, which also disrupted operations.
Israeli attacks have repeatedly provoked grounding of flights at Aleppo airports and the capital, Damascus, both controlled by the government.
Israel has carried out hundreds of attacks on targets in government-controlled areas in war-torn Syria in recent years, including attacks on airports in the capital Damascus, but it has rarely acknowledged or discussed these operations.
The attacks ostensibly target Syrian forces or Iranian-backed groups.
Israel has repeatedly said it will not allow Iran, which supports Damascus, to expand its presence there.
Israel has essentially avoided striking the coastal provinces where Russia’s main military assets are concentrated.
The raids took place near the Russian Navy’s only Mediterranean base, in the port of Tartus, where Russian warships are docked, while Moscow’s main air base, Hmeimim, is also in the neighboring province. from Latakia.
Russia’s intervention alongside Iran, they helped turn the tide in favor of Al-Assad against opposition forces in the country’s more than decade-old conflict.