Syrian report: At least 5 dead in 'Israeli attack'

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A view of the town of Masyaf in the Hama province of Syria, on March 2, 2016.
AP / Pavel GolovkinA view of the town of Masyaf in the Hama province of Syria, on March 2, 2016.

As well as several injured in the Hama countryside

Syrian air defenses confronted an "Israeli aggression" over the Masyaf area in Syria's Hama countryside, Syrian state media reported on Friday.

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Arabic-language media said there were at least five fatalities from the attack as well as several who were injured. 

"The Israeli enemy carried out air strikes with a burst of missiles... targeting some points in the central region," the official news agency SANA said.

"The aggression resulted in the death of five martyrs."

Two anti-government sources and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strikes targeted weapons depots belonging to pro-Assad forces.

An Israeli military spokesperson declined to comment.

While Israel rarely comments on individual strikes in Syria, it has acknowledged mounting hundreds since the civil war broke out in 2011, targeting government positions as well as allied Iran-backed forces and weapons convoys of the Shiite terrorist group Hezbollah. 

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