Syrian state television reported on the 25th that Israel launched a missile attack on Syria that night, causing damage to an ammunition depot and injuring three soldiers.
The report quoted Syrian military sources as saying that Israeli warplanes continued to launch missile attacks from Lebanese airspace to Syria on the evening of 25, with Syrian air defense systems intercepting and shooting down most of the missiles over the area west of the capital Damascus. During the attack, an ammunition depot in Syria was damaged and three soldiers were injured.
Qatar Peninsula Television 26 quoted the Lebanese National News Agency as reporting that earlier in the day, Israeli warplanes flew at low altitudes in southern Lebanon. About an hour after the start of the air strike, residents of Damascus, Syria's capital, could still hear air defense forces firing into the air.
Syrian state media reported that 22 missiles were fired by the Israeli army in the air raid. "In response to the anti-aircraft missiles launched from Syria, Israel launched an air defense system," the Israeli military Twitter said.
Israel's Jerusalem Post quoted Syrian media as saying on the 26th that the Syrian targets attacked by Israel included the pro-Iranian military base in the outskirts of Damascus, Syrian air defense facilities, and the headquarters of the 68 and 137 Syrian brigades in Damascus, the 4th Syrian Division and the 10th Syrian Army in Damascus.
Israel's Nziv news agency reported that IDF also destroyed an arsenal in Damascus that contained Iranian Fajr-5 missiles, which Israel believed threatened security in the Galilee region.
Nziv also reported that a high-ranking delegation of Hezbollah members in Lebanon was also attacked in the Israeli operation, and some senior Hezbollah officials were injured in the air strike.
An official at the U.S. Department of Defense who had contacts with senior Israeli military officials and was aware of the situation said the Hezbollah officials were the targets of the assassination. According to the official, the Israeli air strike took place minutes after the Hezbollah members boarded a plane to Iran.
Israel regards Hezbollah in Lebanon as a major security threat and accuses Iran of sending weapons to Hezbollah in Lebanon through the Syrian land corridor. Israel has repeatedly carried out air strikes against targets in Syria on the grounds of attacking the organization.