The Israeli Air Force struck multiple targets in the Damascus area early on Thursday, according to Syrian state media.

The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) report did provide further details, but according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a U.K.-based group dedicated to monitoring the war in Syria, the strikes targeted weapons and ammunition depots and positions of Iran-backed militia forces and Hezbollah near Damascus International Airport.

According to SOHR, four “Hezbollah collaborators” were killed in the strikes, including “at least” one Syrian fighter.

On Monday, citing a Syrian military source, Reuters reported that Israeli missiles had hit targets near the Syrian capital in a rare daytime strike.

The source said “bursts of rockets” had hit areas around Damascus in the early afternoon.

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