Five Syrian soldiers were wounded after midnight today in an airstrike attributed to Israel in the Homs region of central Syria, the Syrian state news agency SANA reported.

This is the third Israeli raid in Syria during the week, after the strikes in Damascus for two consecutive nights (March 30th, 31st), with the Syrian authorities talking about two Syrian soldiers wounded and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights being quoted by the side of five dead Revolutionary Guards, members of an elite corps of Iran’s military, including an officer.

Today “around 00:35 (local time and Greek time), the Israeli enemy launched an air attack from (the airspace) northeast of Beirut, targeting positions in the city of Homs and the (homonymous) province” , a military source said, according to SANA.

The same source added that four missiles were intercepted by the Syrian air defense and that five soldiers were injured, while material damage was caused.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the Israeli missiles targeted military positions of the Syrian regime and forces linked to Iran in Homs, where loud explosions were heard and a fire broke out in particular at a research center.

The NGO, which has a wide network of sources in the war-torn country, spoke of “information” about the dead and wounded, adding that ambulances rushed to the area.

This is at least the 7th Israeli airstrike in Syria since March, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

In addition to the two raids on Damascus earlier this week, the airport of Aleppo, in northern Syria, where forces linked to Iran have great influence, was bombed twice.

The first raid (7th March) killed three people, the second (22nd) caused property damage.

On February 19, 15 people were killed in an Israeli raid in Damascus, targeting a neighborhood where various security services are based, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Since the highly complex war in Syria broke out in 2011, Israel has launched hundreds of strikes on its territory, the vast majority of them from the air, against positions of the Syrian armed forces and their allies, Iranian forces and pro-Iranian armed groups, especially Lebanon’s Hezbollah . He rarely officially confirms his operations in this undeclared war, however he often declares that he will not allow Iran, his sworn enemy, to build a bridgehead or extend its influence on his doorstep.

The war in Syria entered its 13th year last month; it has killed more than half a million people, turned millions more into internally displaced persons and refugees, and caused a massive economic and humanitarian crisis.