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

Syrian media reported overnight Wednesday that the country’s air defense systems were activated following an Israeli attack in the Damascus area.

Explosions were reported in the area. The Syrians claimed that their air defense systems fired at the Israeli missiles and shot down most of them.

A Syrian official said four Syrian soldiers were injured in the attack and that damage was caused.

During the attack, a loud explosion was also heard in the Metula area in northern Israel. The city's security department informed residents that no missiles had fallen in the city and they can continue with their normal routines.

In mid-March, Syrian media reported that Israel attacked targets in the Damascus area and in southern Syria.

According to the reports, the country’s air defense systems were activated due to "Israeli aggression." Syria’s official SANA news agency said that several missiles were intercepted over the skies of the Syrian capital.

Several weeks earlier, Syrian news outlets reported that Israeli warplanes attacked Iranian targets near Damascus.

The alleged attack appeared to be in response to the shelling of an Israeli-owned ship in the Gulf of Oman, which was attributed to Iran.