Earlier Saturday, the IDF struck terror sites in Syria in response to rocket fire.
Israeli strikes caused “material damage” on Saturday to sites in and around Aleppo in northwestern Syria, according to media reports.
“At about 17:20 p.m. on Saturday, the Israeli enemy launched an aggression from the direction of the Mediterranean Sea, west of Lattakia, targeting some points south of Aleppo city,” the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency reported.
The strikes caused material damage, according to a source cited in the report.
The pro-government Sham FM radio claimed air defenses engaged the strike over Aleppo Airport.
Israel has repeatedly struck the airports in both Aleppo and the capital Damascus in a bid to prevent Iran from smuggling weapons via Syria to its terror proxy Hezbollah in Lebanon.
Earlier Saturday, the Israel Defense Forces confirmed it conducted strikes in Syria after two rockets fired from the country fell in the Golan Heights.
“Two launches that were identified crossing from Syria fell in an open area. The IDF is striking the sources of fire,” said the military.
On Wednesday, an Iran-backed militia in Syria launched a suicide drone at Israel’s southern Golan Heights.
The explosives-laded unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) crashed near Eliad, a moshav east of the Sea of Galilee.
Also last week, Iran threatened Israel with retaliation after a senior officer in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was killed in an airstrike in Syria on Monday.
The Islamic Republic News Agency reported that Maj. Gen. Razi Mousavi “was killed during an attack by the Zionist regime a few hours ago in Zainabiyah district in the suburbs of Damascus.” Hebrew media reported that three missiles hit a weapons depot south of the Syrian capital in a targeted attack that killed Mousavi.
Considered one of the IRGC’s top Quds Force commanders, Mousavi was responsible for coordinating the “military” alliance between Iran and Syria and was reportedly involved in Tehran’s efforts to supply its terror proxies in the region with weapons, including Hezbollah in Lebanon.
He was a longtime confidante of Qasem Soleimani, the Quds Force commander killed in a U.S. drone strike in Iraq in 2020.
Israel has hit hundreds of terror targets in Syria in recent years as part of an effort to prevent Iranian military entrenchment in the country.