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Syria says Israeli air attack injures six soldiers

Smoke rises from Taybat al Imam town after rebel fighters from the hardline jihadist Jund al Aqsa advanced in the town in Hama province Syria

According to the Syrian state-run news agency SANA, at approximately 02:30 AM (local time) on Saturday Israeli jets struck one of the military positions in the town of Masyaf from the Lebanese airspace. The attack reportedly resulted in the destruction of some buildings and left at least three soldiers injured.

An Israeli air strike in central Syria destroyed an Iranian missile development facility and a training centre, Syrian media and a war monitor said on Saturday. It said there were also deaths, but it was not immediately clear how many were killed and whether they were Iranians or Iran-sponsored fighters.

Israel has in recent months acknowledged it has been striking Iranian targets in Syria.

There is no immediate comment from Israel.

Late last month, Trump broke with decades of global consensus to recognise Israel's unilateral annexation of the strategic Golan Heights, seized from Syria in the Six-Day War of 1967.

Iran and Hezbollah have both intervened in Syria's civil war, which erupted in 2011 to support forces loyal to President Bashar Al Assad.

Israeli media reported in February that three of the four S-300 surface-to-air defense systems delivered by Moscow to Syria in October previous year and stationed in Masyaf were photographed in an "erect" position, prompting speculation that they might be soon deployed into combat.

Syria has shot down several missiles launched by Israel and targeting the city of Masyaf in northwestern Syria, Syrian state media reported.