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ALEPPO, SYRIA - JUNE 26: Syrians inspect the destroyed buildings following a Syrian government air strike in Aleppo, Syria, on June 26, 2014. At least 17 people including women and children were killed during an air strike by the Syrian army on opposition-held areas in Aleppo Thursday, opposition activists said. (Photo by Salih Mahmud Leyla/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Iraqi mourners carry the coffin of a member of the Shiite militia Asaib Ahl al-Haq (The League of the Righteous) who was reportedly killed in Syria, during his funeral, on June 26, 2014, in the central shrine city of Najaf. AFP PHOTO / HAIDAR HAMDANI (Photo credit should read HAIDAR HAMDANI/AFP/Getty Images)
ALEPPO, SYRIA - JUNE 26: A Syrian boy works at the site of a Syrian government air strike in Aleppo, Syria, on June 26, 2014. At least 17 people including women and children were killed during an air strike by the Syrian army on opposition-held areas in Aleppo Thursday, opposition activists said. (Photo by Salih Mahmud Leyla/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Rebel fighters aid injured civilians following reported shelling by regime forces on Jobar, on the outskirt of Damascus on June 26, 2014. The Syrian air force carried out air strikes targeting militants on the Syrian side of the Iraq-Syria border this week, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki told the BBC. AFP PHOTO / LENS OF A YOUNG DIMASHQI (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers help themselves with food while positioned near the Quneitra checkpoint on the border with Syria in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, on June 22, 2014. The teenage son of an Israeli defence ministry contractor was killed today on the Golan, in the most serious incident on the plateau since the Syrian war erupted in 2011. Israel's defence ministry and the army said the 15-year-old was killed when a blast hit the car he was travelling in with his father and another contractor, both of whom were wounded. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers are seen near a Merkava tank near the Quneitra checkpoint on the border with Syria in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, on June 22, 2014. The teenage son of an Israeli defence ministry contractor was killed today on the Golan, in the most serious incident on the plateau since the Syrian war erupted in 2011. Israel's defence ministry and the army said the 15-year-old was killed when a blast hit the car he was travelling in with his father and another contractor, both of whom were wounded. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers of a Merkava tank unit are seen in their position near the Quneitra checkpoint on the border with Syria in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, on June 22, 2014. The teenage son of an Israeli defence ministry contractor was killed today on the Golan, in the most serious incident on the plateau since the Syrian war erupted in 2011. Israel's defence ministry and the army said the 15-year-old was killed when a blast hit the car he was travelling in with his father and another contractor, both of whom were wounded. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers are seen on their Merkava tank positioned near the Quneitra checkpoint on the border with Syria in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, on June 22, 2014. The teenage son of an Israeli defence ministry contractor was killed today on the Golan, in the most serious incident on the plateau since the Syrian war erupted in 2011. Israel's defence ministry and the army said the 15-year-old was killed when a blast hit the car he was travelling in with his father and another contractor, both of whom were wounded. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers of a Merkava tank unit are seen in their position near the Quneitra checkpoint on the border with Syria in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, on June 22, 2014. The teenage son of an Israeli defence ministry contractor was killed today on the Golan, in the most serious incident on the plateau since the Syrian war erupted in 2011. Israel's defence ministry and the army said the 15-year-old was killed when a blast hit the car he was travelling in with his father and another contractor, both of whom were wounded. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers of a Merkava tank unit are seen in their position near the Quneitra checkpoint on the border with Syria in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, on June 22, 2014. The teenage son of an Israeli defence ministry contractor was killed today on the Golan, in the most serious incident on the plateau since the Syrian war erupted in 2011. Israel's defence ministry and the army said the 15-year-old was killed when a blast hit the car he was travelling in with his father and another contractor, both of whom were wounded. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)
GOLAN HEIGHTS, UNSPECIFIED - JUNE 22: (ISRAEL OUT) Israeli soldiers deployed on the Israeli-Syrian border near Quneitra on June 22, 2014 Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. An Israeli teen was killed on June, 22, and three men were wounded, one seriously, in an attack near the border fence with Syria in the Golan Heights. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
GOLAN HEIGHTS, UNSPECIFIED - JUNE 22: (ISRAEL OUT) Israeli soldiers deployed on the Israeli-Syrian border near Quneitra on June 22, 2014 Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. An Israeli teen was killed on June, 22, and three men were wounded, one seriously, in an attack near the border fence with Syria in the Golan Heights. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
GOLAN HEIGHTS - JUNE 22: (ISRAEL OUT) Israeli soldiers deploy on the Israeli-Syrian border near Quneitra on June 22, 2014 Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. An Israeli teen was killed on June, 22, and three men were wounded, one seriously, in an attack near the border fence with Syria in the Golan Heights. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
GOLAN HEIGHTS - JUNE 22: (ISRAEL OUT) Israeli soldiers stand on a Merkava tank on the Israeli-Syrian border near Quneitra on June 22, 2014 Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. An Israeli teen was killed on June, 22, and three men were wounded, one seriously, in an attack near the border fence with Syria in the Golan Heights. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
GOLAN HEIGHTS - JUNE 22: (ISRAEL OUT) An Israeli soldier stands near a shell next to a Merkava tank on the Israeli-Syrian border near Quneitra on June 22, 2014 Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. An Israeli teen was killed on June, 22, and three men were wounded, one seriously, in an attack near the border fence with Syria in the Golan Heights. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
GOLAN HEIGHTS - JUNE 22: (ISRAEL OUT) An Israeli soldier carries shells to a Merkava tank on the Israeli-Syrian border near Quneitra on June 22, 2014 Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. An Israeli teen was killed on June, 22, and three men were wounded, one seriously, in an attack near the border fence with Syria in the Golan Heights. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
GOLAN HEIGHTS - JUNE 22: (ISRAEL OUT) An Israeli soldier carries a shell on a Merkava tank on the Israeli-Syrian border near Quneitra on June 22, 2014 Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. An Israeli teen was killed on June, 22, and three men were wounded, one seriously, in an attack near the border fence with Syria in the Golan Heights. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
GOLAN HEIGHTS - JUNE 22: (ISRAEL OUT) Israeli soldiers are briefed next to a Merkava on the Israeli-Syrian border near Quneitra on June 22, 2014 Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. An Israeli teen was killed on June, 22, and three men were wounded, one seriously, in an attack near the border fence with Syria in the Golan Heights. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
GOLAN HEIGHTS - JUNE 22: (ISRAEL OUT) An Israeli soldier carries a shell on a Merkava tank on the Israeli-Syrian border near Quneitra on June 22, 2014 Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. An Israeli teen was killed on June, 22, and three men were wounded, one seriously, in an attack near the border fence with Syria in the Golan Heights. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
GOLAN HEIGHTS - JUNE 22: (ISRAEL OUT) Israeli soldiers stand next to a Merkava tank on the Israeli-Syrian border near Quneitra on June 22, 2014 Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. An Israeli teen was killed on June, 22, and three men were wounded, one seriously, in an attack near the border fence with Syria in the Golan Heights. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
GOLAN HEIGHTS - JUNE 22: (ISRAEL OUT) An Israeli soldier carries a shell to a Merkava tank on the Israeli-Syrian border near Quneitra on June 22, 2014 Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. An Israeli teen was killed on June, 22, and three men were wounded, one seriously, in an attack near the border fence with Syria in the Golan Heights. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
GOLAN HEIGHTS - JUNE 22: (ISRAEL OUT) An Israeli soldier stands on Armoured personnel carrier on the Israeli-Syrian border near Quneitra on June 22, 2014 Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. An Israeli teen was killed on June, 22, and three men were wounded, one seriously, in an attack near the border fence with Syria in the Golan Heights. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
GOLAN HEIGHTS - JUNE 22: (ISRAEL OUT) Israeli soldiers stand on a Merkava tank on the Israeli-Syrian border near Quneitra on June 22, 2014 Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. An Israeli teen was killed on June, 22, and three men were wounded, one seriously, in an attack near the border fence with Syria in the Golan Heights. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
GOLAN HEIGHTS - JUNE 22: (ISRAEL OUT) Israeli soldiers look at maps on the Israeli-Syrian border near Quneitra on June 22, 2014 Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. An Israeli teen was killed on June, 22, and three men were wounded, one seriously, in an attack near the border fence with Syria in the Golan Heights. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
GOLAN HEIGHTS - JUNE 22: (ISRAEL OUT) An Israeli soldier carries shells to a Merkava tank on the Israeli-Syrian border near Quneitra on June 22, 2014 Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. An Israeli teen was killed on June, 22, and three men were wounded, one seriously, in an attack near the border fence with Syria in the Golan Heights. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers look at maps next to their Merkava tank positioned near the Quneitra checkpoint on the border with Syria in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, on June 22, 2014, after the son of an Israeli defence ministry contractor was killed when a blast hit the car he was travelling in with his father and another contractor. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers stand next to their Merkava tanks positioned near the Quneitra checkpoint on the border with Syria in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, on June 22, 2014, after the son of an Israeli defence ministry contractor was killed when a blast hit the car he was travelling in with his father and another contractor. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)
An Israeli soldier loads shells into his Merkava tank positioned near the Quneitra checkpoint on the border with Syria in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, on June 22, 2014, after the son of an Israeli defence ministry contractor was killed when a blast hit the car he was travelling in with his father and another contractor. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)
An Israeli soldier prepares to load shells into his Merkava tank positioned near the Quneitra checkpoint on the border with Syria in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, on June 22, 2014, after the son of an Israeli defence ministry contractor was killed when a blast hit the car he was travelling in with his father and another contractor. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)
An Israeli soldier prepares to load shells into his Merkava tank positioned near the Quneitra checkpoint on the border with Syria in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, on June 22, 2014, after the son of an Israeli defence ministry contractor was killed when a blast hit the car he was travelling in with his father and another contractor. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers climb on their Merkava tank positioned near the Quneitra checkpoint on the border with Syria in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, on June 22, 2014, after the son of an Israeli defence ministry contractor was killed when a blast hit the car he was travelling in with his father and another contractor. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - MAY 28: Palestinians are taken into custody at the protest against closing the Damascus and Herod's Gate during the rally of Jerusalem Day in Jerusalem, Israel, on May 28, 2014. (Photo by Salih Zeki Fazlioglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers carry shells to their tank following the first death on the Israeli side of the Golan since the Syrian civil war erupted more than three years ago, near the Israeli village of Alonei Habashan, in the area of Tel Hazeka, close to the Quneitra border crossing in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, Sunday, June 22, 2014. A civilian vehicle in the Golan Heights was targeted by forces in neighboring Syria on Sunday in an attack that killed a 15-year-old boy and prompted Israeli tanks to retaliate by firing on Syrian government targets, the Israeli military said. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
In this Wednesday, June 18, 2014 photo, Palestinian refugee Mahmoud Almansi, 79, poses for a picture in the West Bank refugee camp of Al-Amari, where he has lived since the age of 13. A lifetime has passed since hundreds of thousands of Palestinians fled or were forced out their homes in the Mideast war over Israel's 1948 creation. Today, those who were uprooted and their descendants number more than 5 million people, scattered across the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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BEIRUT (AP) -- The Syrian government says a series of Israeli airstrikes targeting troops killed four people and wounded nine others in its first comment on the incident.

A statement issued by the Foreign Ministry also said the attacks caused extensive damage to Syrian army positions and equipment.

It said five Israeli warplanes carried out the raids, which were accompanied by mortar rounds and tank shells. It called the attack a "flagrant violation" of its sovereignty and accused Israel of backing rebels fighting to topple President Bashar Assad.

Israel says it carried out the strikes in response to a cross-border attack in which a teenager was killed. It was not clear if the attack was carried out by government forces or rebels.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

Israel's prime minister on Monday warned the warring parties in Syria against any attempt to heat up tensions with Israel, hours after the Israeli air force carried out a string of airstrikes in Syria in response to a deadly cross-border attack.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would respond with even tougher force if there are any further attacks against his country.

"Last night we operated with great force against Syrian targets that acted against us, and if needed we will use additional force," he told members of his Likud Party. "We will continue to forcefully hurt anyone who attacks us or tries to attack us."

The Israeli military said the air raids struck nine targets in neighboring Syria. The Syrian government has not commented, but an activist group said the airstrikes killed at least 10 troops and destroyed an army command center.

The director of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdurrahman, said the Israeli strikes destroyed two tanks, two artillery batteries and the headquarters of Syria's 90th brigade.

The Observatory collects its information through a network of activists inside Syria.

The Israeli military said "direct hits were confirmed" on the targets, which were located near the site of Sunday's violence in the Golan Heights and included a regional military command center and unspecified "launching positions."

Israel has kept a close eye on the Syrian uprising since it began in March 2011, although it has avoided backing either side in the conflict. On several occasions, artillery rounds have landed on the Israeli side of the de facto border, drawing limited Israeli reprisals.

Israel also has carried out several airstrikes in Syria over the past three years, primarily targeting suspected weapons shipments allegedly destined for Hezbollah militants in neighboring Lebanon.

The latest air raids, however, came after an Israeli civilian vehicle was struck by what the army says was an anti-tank missile fired from the Syrian side of the border as it drove in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. A teenage Israeli boy was killed and two other people were wounded in what was the first deadly incident along the volatile Israeli-Syrian frontier since the start of the Syrian civil war.

The Israeli vehicle was delivering water in contract work for the Defense Ministry when it was struck Sunday.

"Yesterday's attack was an unprovoked act of aggression against Israel, and a direct continuation to recent attacks that occurred in the area," said Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, a military spokesman. He said the military "will not tolerate any attempt to breach Israel's sovereignty and will act in order to safeguard the civilians of the state of Israel."

It was not immediately clear whether Syrian troops or one of the many rebel groups battling the government carried out Sunday's deadly attack in the Golan. But Lerner said it was clear that the attack was intentional.

Israel has repeatedly said it holds the Syrian government responsible for any attacks emanating from its territory, regardless of who actually carries them out. While Israel was still investigating the incident Monday, security officials said the prime suspect was the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, a close Syrian ally and bitter foe of Israel.

The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to talk to the media, said they did not expect the situation to escalate immediately but that it remains tense.

Defense officials have feared that Hezbollah or some other militant group might try to open a new front with Israel at a time when the army is carrying out a broad operation in the West Bank. Thousands of troops have been searching for three teenagers who disappeared on June 12 and are believed to have been kidnapped by Palestinian militants.

Israel captured the Golan Heights, a strategic plateau overlooking northern Israel, from Syria in the 1967 Mideast war. Its subsequent annexation of the area has never been recognized internationally.

The incident occurred in the area of Tel Hazeka, near the Quneitra crossing. The Observatory said Syrian troops had shelled nearby targets on the Syrian border earlier in the day.

Israeli police identified the boy as Mohammed Karaka, 14, of the Arab village of Arraba in northern Israel. Local media said he had accompanied his father, the truck driver, to work.

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Israeli soldiers patrol during a military operation to search for three missing Israeli teenagers near the West Bank city of Hebron, Saturday, June 14, 2014. Israeli security forces searched the West Bank for a second day Saturday, looking for three missing teenagers, including an American, who they fear have been abducted by Palestinian militants. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
Israeli soldiers patrol during a military operation to search for three missing Israeli teenagers near the West Bank city of Hebron, Saturday, June 14, 2014. Israeli security forces searched the West Bank for a second day Saturday, looking for three missing teenagers, including an American, who they fear have been abducted by Palestinian militants. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
Israeli soldiers arrest a Palestinian man in the West Bank City of Hebron, Saturday, June 14, 2014. Israeli security forces searched the West Bank for a second day Saturday, looking for three missing teenagers, including an American, who they fear have been abducted by Palestinian militants. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
An Israeli soldier stands guard in the West Bank City of Hebron, Saturday, June 14, 2014. Israeli security forces searched the West Bank for a second day Saturday, looking for three missing teenagers, including an American, who they fear have been abducted by Palestinian militants. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
Israeli soldiers arrest a Palestinian man in the West Bank City of Hebron, Saturday, June 14, 2014. Israeli security forces searched the West Bank for a second day Saturday, looking for three missing teenagers, including an American, who they fear have been abducted by Palestinian militants. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
Israeli soldiers arrest a Palestinian man in the West Bank City of Hebron, Saturday, June 14, 2014. Israeli security forces searched the West Bank for a second day Saturday, looking for three missing teenagers, including an American, who they fear have been abducted by Palestinian militants. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
Israeli soldiers transport a burnt car which is reportedly connected to the disappearance of three teenagers near the West Bank city of Hebron, Friday, June 13, 2014. Israeli soldiers searched the West Bank on Friday for three missing teenagers from nearby settlements, one of them a U.S. citizen, amid fears Palestinian militants abducted them, authorities said. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
Israeli soldiers deploy near the West Bank city of Hebron, Friday, June 13, 2014. Israeli soldiers searched the West Bank on Friday for three missing teenagers from nearby settlements, one of them a U.S. citizen, amid fears Palestinian militants abducted them, authorities said. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
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Israeli soldiers deploy near the West Bank city of Hebron, Friday, June 13, 2014. Israeli soldiers searched the West Bank on Friday for three missing teenagers from nearby settlements, one of them a U.S. citizen, amid fears Palestinian militants abducted them, authorities said. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
Israeli soldiers deploy near the West Bank city of Hebron, Friday, June 13, 2014. Israeli soldiers searched the West Bank on Friday for three missing teenagers from nearby settlements, one of them a U.S. citizen, amid fears Palestinian militants abducted them, authorities said. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv, on June 14, 2014. Israel holds Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas and his Palestinian Authority responsible for the safety of three teenagers snatched from the West Bank, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
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Israeli soldiers search for three missing teens believed to have been abducted in the West Bank city of Jenin, Thursday, June 19, 2014. Since the operation to locate the teens began a week ago, about 280 Palestinians have been arrested, the military said, including 200 members of Hamas. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas)
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An Israeli soldier breaks the lock on a house door in the village of Taffouh near the West Bank city of Hebron, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Israeli security forces searched the West Bank, looking for three missing Israeli teenagers, including an American, who they fear have been abducted by Palestinian militants. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
Israeli soldiers stand next to an elderly Palestinian in the village of Taffouh near the West Bank city of Hebron, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Israeli security forces searched the West Bank, looking for three missing Israeli teenagers, including an American, who they fear have been abducted by Palestinian militants. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
Israeli soldiers patrol during a search for three missing Israeli teenagers in the village of Taffouh near the West Bank city of Hebron, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Israeli security forces searched the West Bank, looking for three missing teenagers, including an American, who they fear have been abducted by Palestinian militants. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
Israeli army soldiers take up positions during a search operation in the West Bank refugee camp of Jenin, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Israeli security forces searched the West Bank looking for three missing Israeli teenagers who they fear have been abducted by Palestinian militants. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas)
Israeli soldiers walk during an operation in Balata refugee camp in the West Bank city of Nablus,Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Israel's army says it has arrested 40 more Palestinians in the West Bank, expanding searches for three missing Israeli teens who Israel believes Hamas kidnapped last week. The arrests early Tuesday brought the total number of Palestinians detained since the kidnapping to over 200, most of them Hamas activists. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)
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