Israeli strikes in Syria wound two soldiers

The raids hit close to a military airport in central Homs province

Israeli missile strikes on central and western Syria wounded two Syrian soldiers on Monday evening, state news agency Sana said.

They were aimed at "the central and coastal regions ... wounding two soldiers and causing some material damage", it said.

"Syrian air defences responded to the enemy's missiles and shot down several of them," the agency said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor said from Britain that the raids hit close to a military airport in central Homs province.

Observatory head Rami Abdulrahman said Syrian government forces had military posts in that area.

Syria's air defences shot down at least four missiles, the observatory said.

Similar strikes on November 3 hit positions held by the Syrian government and its allies near Damascus, the Observatory said.

After those strikes, Sana confirmed the raids but said they only caused material damage.

Israel rarely comments on individual strikes, but has confirmed hundreds in Syria since the civil war erupted in 2011.

Updated: November 8th 2021, 9:56 PM