The strikes were first reported a little before midnight in Damascus by the Syrian News Agency. Syrian air defense systems were immediately activated to confront the "hostile targets", and managed to intercept "most" of the missiles, the source claimed.
Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) has published a video in which it says the country's air defence systems intercept missiles launched by Israeli warplanes.
In an earlier report, SANA had spoken of Syrian air-defence batteries attacking "enemy targets". An ammunition warehouse at the Damascus airport was reportedly hit, but a Syrian Transport Ministry official said to SANA airport activity continues as normal.More news: Elon Musk shares the first proper image of his massive rocket
An AFP correspondent in Damascus heard several loud explosions late on Friday, the worldwide news agency said.
In that incident, Israeli aircraft flying over Lebanon fired missiles toward areas near Damascus, hitting an arms depot and wounding three soldiers. It was the most extensive airstrike since a Russian intelligence plane was accidentally shot down during an Israeli strike.
Commenting on the 25 December strike, the Syrian Foreign Ministry, in turn, accused Israel of exacerbating the ongoing war in Syria and hampering the government's efforts to fight terrorism. He said the targets were primarily storage and logistics facilities used by Iran to ship weapons to Hezbollah. Fenianos said Lebanon will present a complaint to the UN Security Council.More news: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says she is running for president
Israeli warplanes last struck targets in Syria on Christmas Day.
The S-300 systems were delivered to Syria late previous year, but they are not yet believed to be in use, as the Syrian air defense teams still need to be trained to operate them.
According to AlHadath TV channel, airstrikes at Syria are delivered by Israeli Air Force.More news: Saudi Arabia to announce slight rise in oil, gas reserves after audit