A rocket barrage from Gaza was launched at Israel's south on Monday morning, the Israeli army said, hours after Israel struck Islamic Jihad targets in the southern Gaza Strip and near Damascus in Syria.
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Six launches were identified, five of which were intercepted, the Israeli military said.
Spokespeople for the Sha'ar HaNegev regional council, and for the Sderot municipality, where the alerts went off, both said that no hits were reported.
Shortly after the interceptions, rocket sirens blared once again in the southern city of Sderot and around the Gaza envelope.
Six were reportedly killed in midnight air strikes in Syria, which the Syrian army confirmed had come from Israeli aircraft outside its airspace. Islamic Jihad later confirmed two of the dead were their operatives, while the independent Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said four others were from Iran-backed militia.