The Israeli military says it has hit a pair of Syrian military positions after stray fire from the neighboring country's civil war landed in Israeli territory.

The military says the fire from Syria damaged the security fence it erected between the countries and it responded with artillery fire toward the other side of the frontier. No injuries were reported.

Monday's announcement marks a rare case of Israeli engagement in the fighting in Syria.

Israel has steadfastly stayed on the sidelines of the civil war, now in its sixth year, refraining from taking sides or getting drawn into the bloodshed. It has responded with similar, limited strikes in the past, when fire spilled into Israel.

Israel has also reportedly hit advanced weapons shipments from Syria to Hezbollah militants in Lebanon.