Middle East

Syria: Israeli jets strike outside Damascus, no casualties

Syria says Israeli jets have fired two missiles from Lebanese airspace toward the outskirts of Damascus.

The official Syrian news agency, SANA, says the missiles struck the Sabboura area, west of Damascus, early Wednesday and did not cause any casualties. Citing an unnamed military source, it did not specify what the missiles struck.

Damascus residents reported on social media hearing loud explosions around 2 a.m.

The Israeli military had no comment.

Israel is widely thought to have carried out a number of airstrikes in Syria in the past few years that have targeted advanced weapons systems, including Russian-made anti-aircraft missiles and Iranian-made missiles, believed to be destined for the Lebanese Shiite Hezbollah militant group.