scene of the airstrike in Damascus
scene of the airstrike in DamascusReuters

Syrian media reports that warplanes attacked near the Iranian embassy in the heart of Damascus and killed at least six people.

According to one of the reports, a senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards official was killed in the attack. The official was identified as Mohammad Reza Zahedi.

The Revolutionary Guards later stated that seven of its members were killed in the strike.

The Iranian news site SNN NEWS claimed that the targets of the attack were the Iranian consulate and the ambassador's residence in Syria. Reuters reported that the consulate had been destroyed in the attack.

Last night the Syrian army announced that the Israeli Air Force attacked several positions in the Damascus area from the direction of the Golan Heights. According to the army, two civilians were injured and damage was caused.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Nasser Kanaani said that Iran would decide on "the type of response and punishment against the aggressor,”