Today, Monday, Syrian state television reported that violent explosions rocked the vicinity of the Syrian capital, Damascus, and that air defenses launched dozens of counterattacks.

Residents living west of the Syrian capital said that several violent explosions rocked the area as a result of Israeli air strikes, focusing on the south and northwest of the capital, and confirmed that the explosions' fire was seen in the area that was bombed.

For its part, Syrian media said that the air defenses confronted enemy targets over the sky of the southwestern Damascus countryside.

The Israeli bombing today is the fifth this year, as areas in the countryside of Damascus were subjected to an air strike on the third of February.

On January 13, Israeli raids on weapons stores and military sites in eastern Syria killed at least 57 regime forces and groups that Israel considers loyal to Iran, in a toll that is the highest since the start of the Israeli strikes in Syria.

On the 22nd of the same month, 4 civilians were killed, including two children, as a result of Israeli shelling targeting the vicinity of Hama (in the center of the country), according to official media.

In recent months, Israel has intensified its targeting of military sites that it says follow the Iranian forces and groups loyal to it in several areas of Syria.

Tel Aviv rarely confirms the implementation of strikes in Syria, but the Israeli army stated in its annual report a few weeks ago that during the year 2020 it had bombed about 50 targets in Syria, without providing details about them.