Syrian state media on Monday said Israel had fired missiles at a Syrian military facility in the Damascus countryside. The missiles reportedly targeted Jamraya, a city approximately three miles northwest of the Syrian capital. Witnesses told Reuters they heard three loud explosions and that smoke was seen near the Jamraya area.
Syria claims its air defense systems had intercepted three of the missiles. "Our air defenses are confronting an Israeli missile attack on one of our sites in the Damascus suburbs and three of the targets were downed," state news agency SANA said.
According to Reuters, Jamraya contains a military research facility which was hit by what was believed to have been an Israeli attack in 2013.
"The shelling took place with missiles launched by Israeli warplanes," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported citing local sources.
"The explosions were accompanied by flashes ... believed to be caused regime's air defense launching its missiles to intercept the [Israeli] missiles and prevent them from hitting their targets," the Observatory added.
"The Observatory learned that the targets are warehouses and locations belong to the regime forces and their allies."
On Saturday, Syrian state media said Israeli Air Force missiles destroyed a building in the Syrian city of al-Kiswa where an Iranian military facility was reportedly under construction, Sputnik News reported.
The IDF spokesperson's Unit said they do not comment on foreign reports.