Reports of air strike in Syria, explosions heard in central Israel

Syrian media report air strike in the Damascus area. Residents of central Israel report hearing explosions.

Elad Benari ,

Air strike in Syria (archive)
Air strike in Syria (archive)

Syrian media reported overnight Thursday that the country's air defense systems were activated following an Israeli air strike on several targets in Damascus.

Syrian television reported that the defense systems managed to shoot down most of the missiles and that only material damage was caused.

Meanwhile, residents of Gush Dan reported hearing explosions, including in Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan and Givatayim. The IDF is investigating whether the explosions were the result of a Syrian anti-aircraft missile that breached Israel.

Two weeks ago, Syrian media reported that explosions had been heard in and around Damascus.

The Syrian state-owned Ekhbariya TV and state news agency SANA reported that Syrian air defenses confronted an "Israeli aggression" in the Damascus countryside.

The Syrian army said that the air defense systems were activated and most of the missiles were intercepted."