Israeli aircraft, flying over Lebanese airspace, launched missile attacks at several targets in Syria near the Golan Heights early Thursday morning. 

The Syrian state-run news agency SANA, citing a military source, reported that the attacks took place in southern and central Syria and that Syrian air defense systems had intercepted all of the Israeli missiles. 

“Enemy missiles were immediately dealt with, preventing any of them from reaching their targets,” the source said, but other reports that surfaced said that the attack took place in Quneitra province and elsewhere in the central part of the country. Quneitra is just over the border from Israel near the Golan Heights. 

The area has been a frequent target of the Israeli Air Force since Iranian-led militias and Hezbollah units have been trying to set up bases near the Golan. The Israelis have made it clear that they will not accept Iranian bases or presence along their border. Some of those militias have fired rockets from Syria into Israel. And the Israelis have responded with airstrikes on bases, weapons depots, and missile sites.