Israeli missiles targeted the countryside around Damascus late on Thursday, the Syrian military said, adding that some of the projectiles were intercepted by the country’s air defenses. The rockets allegedly came from the direction of the occupied Golan Heights, and caused material damage but no casualties.
The attack came around 11:20 local time, and targeted western Damascus governorate, a Syrian military spokesman told the news agency SANA. Syrian air defenses “confronted the aggression’s missiles and shot down some of them,” the military added, noting that the missiles that got through caused property damage but no injuries or deaths.
Israel Defense Forces (IDF) did not comment on Syrian claims. Residents of northern Israel told local media they had seen increased activity by Israeli warplanes.
Thursday evening’s strikes come just five days after another attack, which allegedly came from Lebanese airspace.