The Syrian state media has said that Israeli missiles targetted the Damascus International Airport on Saturday, with the Syrian military launching projectiles in retaliation.
According to local media reports, several missiles from the Israeli side destroyed an Iranian military weapons depot that consisted of newly-arrived arms.
The Israeli government has given a stern warning to Tehran that it cannot use Syria as an operating base and cannot be used as a transit to smuggle sophisticated weaponry.
Although Israel rarely remarks on foreign reports of military activity in the war-torn country, it had last month announced that over 200 airstrikes against Iranian targets were carried by its forces in Syria and fired more than 800 missiles and mortar shells in the last one and a half years.
Damascus alleged that Israeli forces had carried out an attack on a Syrian army base near Aleppo. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), 22 Syrian troops were said to be killed in the incident.