Israel carried out airstrikes in northwestern Syria on Thursday evening, injuring two civilians, the Syrian state-run news agency SANA claimed.
According to SANA, Israeli jets launched their missiles from over the Mediterranean Sea, southwest of the port city of Tartus, targeting several sites in the Hama province.
In addition to the two injured civilians, the news agency said damage was caused to the sites that were hit, and that there were fires in the area as a result.
SANA said air defenses were activated and intercepted some of the Israeli missiles over the province. Syria regularly claims to intercept Israeli missiles, though military analysts doubt such assertions.
Local reports said explosions were seen near the city of Masyaf and nearby areas in the west of the government-controlled province.
The area is also home to a facility belonging to the Scientific Studies and Research Center, known as CERS, which itself has been struck several times in the past.
Western officials have long associated CERS with the manufacture of chemical arms. According to the United States, sarin gas was developed at that center, a charge denied by Syrian authorities.
Israeli strikes have continued in Syrian airspace, which is largely controlled by Russia, even as ties with Moscow have deteriorated in recent months.
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