Missile seen over Damascus
Missile seen over Damascus Reuters

Syrian media reported an air strike near Damascus on Wednesday night.

According to the reports, explosions were heard in the area.

Arab media reported that Israeli fighter jets attacked Khan al-Sheikh, located about 10 km south of the capital. It was also reported that the Syrian air defense systems were activated following the attack.

Syria's official news agency reported that the attack was carried out using surface-to-surface missiles.

The Syrian army said that "around 11:30 p.m., the Israeli enemy launched an attack using a number of surface-to-surface missiles from the Golan Heights against targets south of Damascus. The attack caused damage to property."

Last week, sirens were sounded in the Wadi Ara and Samaria areas, shortly after 1:00 a.m. Israel time.

The IDF Spokesperson's Unit said an anti-aircraft missile had been fired from Syria towards Israeli territory. The missile exploded in the air and no actual interception was carried out.

In response to the missile, the IDF attacked targets in Syria, among them a Syrian radar, and anti-aircraft batteries that fired missiles at Israel Air Force aircraft.

"The IDF will continue to protect the skies of the State of Israel," the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said.

A week earlier, Syrian media reported that Israel had carried out an air strike in the Damascus area.

A Syrian military official said the air strike occurred around 3:05 a.m. He added that the country’s air defense systems intercepted some of the missiles and that material damage was caused.

Last month, Syrian media reported that the Syrian air defenses had thwarted an Israeli air strike on the port of Latakia.

There were no reports of injuries, but a fire reportedly broke out in the area of the port where the containers are stored.

Two weeks before that, Syrian media reported that Israel launched an air strike in the Damascus area.

Two weeks before that, Syrian media reported that Israel launched an air strike in the Damascus area.