That night, the city of Damascus sounded a series of explosions, suspected air defense missiles in the southeastern sky lifted off. After the explosion, ambulances rushed to the direction of the airport. Casualties are unclear.
Syria news agency quoted military intelligence reports that the air defense system had shot down several missiles. Syrian state television showed the missile arcing in the night sky and exploding in the air after being intercepted.
Israeli media quoted a senior IDF officer as saying that in the past year and a half, the Israeli army has fired more than 800 missiles and mortar shells against more than 200 military targets in Syria.
Israel has long identified Irans expansion in the Middle East as a threat to Israels security by establishing a military base in Syria. The Syrian and Iranian governments deny Iranian troops in Syria, saying only military advisers were sent at the invitation of the Syrian government.