A witness told the Reuters news agency that three strong explosions boomed from the direction of Jamraya late Monday. Israel made another missile attack on military installations in Jemraya in the suburbs of Damascus overnight, Suriya al-An information portal reported. Another witness reported thick smoke rising over the area.
Israeli fighter jets have bombed areas near the Syrian capital Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.
Jamraya is believed to be the home to a top-secret scientific, military technology research center that was established in the 1980s.
Israeli Defense Forces fired seven or more missiles, according to published reports, but at least a few of them were intercepted.
Israeli aircraft struck the outskirts of Damascus Monday night, according to foreign media reports. On Monday, SANA said that its surface-to-surface missiles destroyed two of the rockets launched by Israel on December 1.
Israel has acknowledged carrying out repeated air and missile strikes in Syria since the outbreak of the bloody civil war six years ago to stop arms deliveries to Hezbollah, with which it fought a devastating 2006 conflict.