For the second time in as many nights, Syria on Thursday night accused Israel of carrying out an air strike in Damascus.
Syrian media reported that explosions were heard in the vicinity of the capital and that the Syrian air defense systems were activated following the air strike. The reports said most of the missiles were intercepted.
Syrian opposition sources reported that the attack focused on the western part of Damascus. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the alleged Israeli attack targeted military sites of the Assad regime and the pro-Iranian militias in the southwestern part of the capital. It was also reported that the sites that were attacked contained weapons.
On Wednesday night, media in Syria reported that explosions were heard in the vicinity of Damascus.
The reports indicated that the explosions were a result of an Israeli air strike. It was also reported that the country’s air defense systems are working to repel the "Israeli aggression".
A radio station affiliated with the regime of President Bashar Al-Assad reported that the air defense systems were activated against “hostile targets”.
The official Syrian news agency, SANA, reported that two Syrian military personnel were injured and that damage was caused in the attack attributed to Israel. According to the report, the attack was carried out using missiles that were fired from the direction of the Golan at several targets in the Damascus area.
It was also reported that the Syrian air defense systems repelled the missiles and shot down some of them.
Last week, Syrian media reported that Israel carried out an air strike which targeted the airport in Aleppo. The country’s air defense systems were activated.
About a week and a half before that, Syrian media reported that Israel conducted an air strike in the Masyaf region in the western part of the country.
According to the reports, explosions were heard in the Masyaf area, and the Syrian air defense systems were activated against the "Israeli attack".