Syria: 'Israeli air strikes' near Damascus leave one soldier wounded
The raids targeted the countryside southwest of Damascus with Syrian air defences downing a number of the missiles, according to Sana.
“The Israeli enemy carried out an aerial act of aggression from the direction of the occupied Syrian Golan, targeting some sites southwest of Damascus,” said a military source speaking to the agency.
Israel has for years carried out attacks on what it has described as Iran-linked targets in Syria, where Tehran's influence has grown since it began supporting President Bashar al-Assad in a civil war that started in 2011.
The strikes are part of an escalation of what has been a low-intensity conflict with a goal of slowing Iran's growing entrenchment in Syria, Israeli military experts say.
Fighters allied to Iran, including Hezbollah, hold sway in vast areas in eastern, southern, and northwestern Syria and in several suburbs around the capital.
Attacks also targeting Syria's airports and paralysing aviation have become more frequent in recent months.
At the start of this year, suspected Israeli strikes attacked Damascus international airport, putting it temporarily out of service and killing two Syrian soldiers.
In February, at least five people were killed when suspected Israeli air strikes hit residential neighbourhoods and other locations in Damascus.
In February, the Aleppo international airport was also attacked, twice putting it out of service.