The Israeli military killed a Syrian officer in a drone strike in southern Syria early Wednesday morning, said the Syrian Ministry of Defense, Report informs via Xinhua.

The attack targeted two Syrian military sites in the Quneitra and Daraa provinces in southern Syria at around 7 a.m. local time (0400 GMT), killing one Syrian officer and causing damage to an unknown amount of material, the ministry said.

The Syrian government condemned the strike, labeling it as an act of aggression by Israel.

Tensions between Israel and Syria have escalated in recent years, with numerous airstrikes attributed to Israel, targeting what Israel perceives as Iranian assets and Hezbollah positions and weaponry in Syria.