Six people were killed on Monday in Israeli strikes targeting the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad and Iranian-backed militia near the Syrian capital, a monitor group said.
According to the Israeli military, its fighter jets struck Islamic Jihad targets South of Damascus, as well as dozens of other sites across the Gaza Strip.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based watchdog, said the Israeli shelling killed at least two Palestinian members of the Islamic Jihad and four from the Iranian-backed militias, and a Syrian national.
The watchdog said the shelling hit a post manned by the Islamic Jihad and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, located a few kilometres from the Damascus International Airport.
Syria’s state-run News Agency, SANA, said Syrian air defence responded to the missiles in the airspace over the capital.
The Israeli army said an Islamic Jihad compound was struck in the Adeliye region outside Damascus.