Air strike in Damascus, Syria
Air strike in Damascus, SyriaREUTERS

Syrian state television reported overnight Thursday that the country’s air defense confronted "enemy targets" in the surroundings of the capital Damascus.

State media later reported that Syria had shot down Israeli missiles that were fired from the Golan Heights towards the area.

The Syrian army said that at around 2:25 a.m., Israel launched an air attack from the direction of the Golan Heights, and that the attack targeted several points in the Damascus area.

The statement said the attack caused damage.

The Syrian opposition claimed that the Israeli strikes were directed against areas where headquarters and military sites belonging to Hezbollah are located.

Early Sunday morning, IDF fighter jets struck terror infrastructure sites in Syria in response to an earlier attack from Syria toward the Golan Heights.

On Saturday night, around 7:15 p.m., sirens were sounded in the Golan Heights region. Two launches were identified from Syria toward Israeli territory that fell in open areas.

Last week, the IDF attacked targets in Syria in retaliation for a UAV launch which hit a school in Eilat.

Later, IDF Spokesperson Daniel Hagari had a message for Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.

"We attacked a terrorist organization that launched an unmanned aircraft into our territory. This is the same aircraft that hit the school in Eilat. We will continue and respond decisively to any target of any terrorist organization,” Hagari said in a press briefing.

“Syria is a sovereign country and the Syrian regime is responsible for any action that takes place on its territory," he added.