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The source further said that the aggression occurred at 11:15 p.m. local time on Friday, adding, "Eight enemy targets spotted in the skies of Damascus exploded".

The official news agency SANA reported that Syrian air defense batteries opened fire on "hostile Israel missiles" and intercepted "most" of them.

The Syrian military said on Friday night that "Israeli warplanes coming from the direction of the Galilee fired several missiles toward the vicinity of Damascus".

Al Arabiya quoted the Syrian state news agency SANA as stating that one of the airport warehouses was hit during the attack.

Israel is widely believed to have been behind a series of airstrikes in Syria that have mainly targeted Iranian and Hezbollah forces fighting alongside the Syrian government.

On December 25 a similar strike near the capital Damascus wounded three Syrian soldiers.

The Israeli jets reportedly crossed over to Syria through Lebanese airspace after having heavily roamed over Lebanon on Thursday. Here is footage of the moment when an Israeli missile was intercepted by Syrian forces.

Israel is able to continue to get away with attacks against Syria only because it is protected by the USA, the Syrian Foreign Ministry said following the IAF's latest attack on its soil.

Russian Federation announced it had delivered the S-300 air defense system to Syria in October.

They were near the airport and around the Kisweh area south of Damascus, said the Britain-based Observatory.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed not to let Tehran entrench itself militarily in the war-torn country.


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