Israeli strikes targeted the area around the Syrian capital Damascus early Saturday, said an NGO and the official Syrian press agency, which reported “material” damage.
“Around 1:05 a.m. this morning (11:05 p.m. Swiss time on Friday), the Israeli enemy launched an aerial attack (…) targeting a number of points in the vicinity of Damascus. Our air defense systems intercepted some missiles, while others caused some material losses,” a military source told the official Sana agency. For its part, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (OSDH), an NGO based in the United Kingdom and with a vast network of sources in Syria, reported Israeli strikes on a “residential complex” in west of the capital Damascus.
The area around a military airport near Damascus was bombed on Friday, according to the same two sources. The OSDH had notably indicated that “the area of the Mazzé military airport, west of the capital Damascus, was targeted”, without specifying who was at the origin of this “missile” attack. “Lebanese Hezbollah and other pro-Iranian groups are present there,” added this NGO.