CAIRO, October 13 ( Hfrance.fr) - A Syrian soldier was killed and three others wounded in an Israeli airstrike on the Syrian region of Palmyra in Homs province on Wednesday evening, the Syrian Ministry of Defense said. The attack took place at 11:34 pm local time (20:34 GMT) and targeted a communications tower and caused material losses. , he added in a brief statement on his Facebook page. The incident came days after state media Syrians reported that Syrian air defenses intercepted an Israeli missile attack over the Homs countryside, injuring six Syrian soldiers and causing property damage. learn more Israel has for several years been carrying out attacks against what it has described as Iran-linked targets in Syria, where Tehran-backed forces, including Lebanese Hezbollah, have established a presence since their deployment to help President Bashar al-Assad in the Syrian conflict that erupted in 2011. learn more Report by Mahmoud Mourad and Enas Alashray, edited by Chris Reese and Cynthia Osterman Our standards: Thomson Hfrance.fr's principles of trust.