Alleged Israeli airstrikes target Damascus in rare daytime strike

The airstrike comes just two days after an alleged Israeli missile strike targeted the Damascus area.

ISRAELI F-16 takes to the skies (photo credit: IDF SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)
ISRAELI F-16 takes to the skies

Israeli airstrikes were allegedly the cause of explosions in Damascus on Monday afternoon, Syrian state media has reported. The strikes reportedly targeted sites near Damascus and al-Dimas.

One Syrian soldier was injured and some material was lost as a result of the alleged Israeli attack, according to a Syrian report. Israeli missiles were allegedly intercepted by Syrian air-defense systems, the report said.

The airstrikes came just days after alleged Israeli missile strikes targeted sites near the Damascus Airport. That was the first attack near the capital reported in over a month.

The Russian Defense Ministry reported on Sunday that a YLC-6M radar station belonging to the Syrian military was destroyed in those strikes.

Daytime strikes rare in Syria

Israeli airstrikes are rarely conducted in the daytime, with most being conducted in the evening or overnight.

The last daytime strike blamed on Israel was reported in late August near Masyaf, including an attack on the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center.

This is a developing story.