The attack took place in the Hama region of western Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, among others, reports that the attack was aimed at an arms depot. According to Syrian media, the anti-aircraft fire went off because of the missile attack. The attack also caused forest fires. The Israeli military has not responded.
Israel has carried out hundreds of air strikes over the years against positions of the Syrian armed forces and of Iran-affiliated groups such as the Lebanese Hezbollah.