Syrian forces activated air defense systems late Friday after detecting hostile targets over Damascus, state media has reported.
The Syrian Arab News Agency reported that explosions could be heard, adding that strikes were allegedly being executed by Israeli forces.
Israeli F-16’s previously deployed a series of missile attacks in Syria in late August, dropping some four cruise missiles and 16 guided aerial bombs, according to the Russian military. The August strike led to damages on warehouses belonging to the Syrian Science Center.
The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has stated that the newly targeted areas appeared to include military sites.
SANA has since detailed that no casualties were reported, but that material damages had been recorded by officials. The outlet further detailed that the strikes were carried out from the northeastern direction of Lake Tiberias.
The latest spate of strikes on Damascus comes months after similar measures were taken in August and September, when airstrikes targeted the Damascus airport. Earlier reports indicated that said strikes killed at least five Syrian soldiers.
Although Israel has yet to comment on the Friday developments, it has previously stated airstrikes have been carried out to stamp out terrorist behavior by Iran-backed forces, and effectively preventing attacks against Israel.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point News 2022.