Israel closed the airspace over the occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday following airstrikes on Syrian targets in Damascus, Israeli media reported.

Airlines were told that they would not be allowed to fly in the area at altitudes over 5,000 feet, Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth reported.

According to the newspaper, the airspace over the Golan Heights will remain closed until July 31.

Israel has occupied most of the Syrian Golan Heights since the 1967 Middle East War.

Assad regime media had reported that seven soldiers were injured late Monday by Israeli airstrikes from the occupied Golan Heights to Damascus, the capital.

* Bassel Barakat contributed to this report from Ankara

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