Israel launched a missile strike early on Wednesday on targets near the town of Zakiyah in Rif Dimashq Governorate, southwest of Damascus, according to Syrian state media.

The missiles were launched from northern Israel just before 3 a.m. and caused material damage but no casualties, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported, citing a military source.

The U.K.-based war monitor Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which has sources on the ground in Syria, reported that the targeted sites hosted weapons and ammunition warehouses used by Iran-backed militias, as well as the headquarters of the Syrian Army’s 4th Division.

The strike is the second in the Damascus area attributed to Israel in the past five days.

On Oct. 30, official Syrian media reported that two Syrian soldiers had been killed in a strike in the area, while according to SOHR five militiamen belonging to Lebanon’s Hezbollah and other Iran-backed militias were killed. According to SOHR, the target of the strikes was a shipment of weapons and ammunition on its way to Lebanon. The shipment was completely destroyed, according to the group.

The Israel Defense Forces did not comment on either report.


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