Father, mother, two children killed by Israeli airstrikes in Syria

A family of four – including two children –  was killed by Israeli air on the Syrian province of Hama at dawn on Friday, the Syrian state news agency SANA reported.

The news agency cited a Syrian military source as saying that the country’s air defenses responded to Israeli missiles in the central province, “intercepting most” of them.

It later said that “the Israeli aggression resulted in the martyrdom of a family, including a father, mother and two children”, adding that another four people were wounded and three houses destroyed on the western edges of Hama city.

The Israeli army rarely acknowledges individual raids on Syria and refused to comment on the latest reports when contacted by AFP on Friday.