According to the government there, the Syrian air defense has intercepted several missiles from Israel near Damascus. Israel attacked targets in the vicinity of the Syrian capital from the Golan Heights on Sunday evening.
According to the dpa news agency, there were initially no reports of victims or damage. Israel initially made no comment.
Israel regularly attacks targets in Syria. These attacks are often directed against pro-Iranian militias. Israel wants to push back the military influence of Iran, which is allied with the government in Damascus, in the neighboring civil war country.
Israel also suspects that Iran is behind the explosion on the cargo ship of an Israeli company in the Gulf of Oman a few days ago. There was an explosion on the “Helios Ray”, which sails under the flag of the Bahamas and was en route from Saudi Arabia to Singapore. Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said on Saturday evening that this assessment had to be “further examined”.