Syrian air defenses confronted “hostile” missiles targeting the vicinity of Damascus, Syria’s state news agency said early on Friday.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said: “Israeli air strikes targeted military positions of the regime forces used by Iranian militias, to develop weapons, in both the scientific research in the Barzeh and Jamraya areas in the countryside of the capital, Damascus.”
The German news agency (dpa) quoted residents living south of Damascus as saying that, "two big explosions rocked south and west of the capital. Syrian air defense forces confronted the missiles that were seen exploding in the air."
"Our air defenses confronted the aggressor's missiles and shot down most of them, and the losses were limited to material," a Syrian military source said in a statement.
Syrian TV showed scenes from the air defenses confronting the targets in the sky of Damascus.