The Syrian News Agency, quoting a military source, reported that Israel carried out an air attack on some targets in the vicinity of the capital Damascus late Sunday evening, which was the sixth such attack this year.

The agency added that the Israeli attack took place from the side of the occupied Syrian Golan, and that the air defenses dropped a number of missiles while repelling the attack.

For its part, Syrian media said that the attack targeted the south of the capital, Damascus.

Local sources told Al-Jazeera that Israeli fighters flew intensively in the sky of the Quneitra Governorate, which is completely adjacent to the occupied Syrian Golan in southwestern Syria.

In the middle of this month, violent explosions rocked the vicinity of the capital, Damascus, as a result of Israeli air strikes focused on the south and northwest of the capital, according to Syrian media.

On the third of February, areas in the Damascus countryside were subjected to air strikes, and on January 13, Israeli raids on weapons stores and military sites in eastern Syria killed at least 57 regime forces and groups considered by Israel as 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.

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said in a testimony to supporters of his party on Friday that Israel is taking measures "almost weekly" to prevent Iran from entrenching itself in Syria.