- Israel Said to Strike Near Damascus in Rare Daytime Raid, Hitting Hezbollah Arms
by JUDAH ARI GROSS and TOI STAFF, https://www.timesofisrael.com/
Syria state media says surface-to-surface missiles fired from northern Israel; five pro-Iranian fighters reportedly killed; IDF mum on the alleged strikes
The Israeli military bombed a number of locations surrounding Damascus in a rare daytime strike on Saturday, according to Syrian media, reportedly targeting advanced weapons heading to the Hezbollah terror group and other Iranian proxies.
The Syrian state media outlet SANA said the strikes were carried out using surface-to-surface missiles fired from northern Israel and that explosions were heard in the countryside surrounding the Syrian capital.
Strikes were reported in the areas of al-Dimas, Qudsaya and al-Mezzah military air base — all located west of Damascus. Although not unheard of, daytime strikes on Syrian targets are relatively rare.