An Israeli missile attack hit military sites in the vicinity of the capital Damascus on Sunday night, the latest in a string of attacks targeting military sites in Syria, state news agency SANA reported.
Multiple powerful explosions reverberated across Damascus overnight. A military statement by the Syrian army said that the Israeli attack was carried out from the direction of the occupied Syrian Golan Heights.
It added that the Syrian air defense systems shot down some of the missiles and the losses were limited to material damages.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor, the Israeli missiles targeted sites in the Sayyeda Zeinab and Damascus International Airport areas in the countryside of Damascus, where Lebanese Hezbollah and Iranian militias are located.
Positions belonging to the Syrian air defense forces were also targeted, with no information about human losses so far, the observatory added.
Since the beginning of 2023, the observatory said it had recorded 62 instances of Israel targeting Syrian territory.
Israel has carried out numerous airstrikes in Syria in recent years, reportedly targeting Iranian-backed militias and weapons shipments that are believed to be destined for Hezbollah, a Lebanese militant group.
These strikes are perceived as attempts to prevent the strengthening of Hezbollah’s armed capabilities, which Israel sees as a major threat to its national security.