Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The Israel Defense Forces attacked Iranian military targets in Syria on Sunday.
"We warn the Syrian Armed Forces against attempting to harm Israeli forces or territory," the IDF said in the tweet.
We have started striking Iranian Quds targets in Syrian territory. We warn the Syrian Armed Forces against attempting to harm Israeli forces or territory.— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) January 20, 2019
The airstrikes destroyed weapon stores and military positions of Iran's elite Quds Forces and Lebanese Hezbollah near Damascus International Airport as well as in the areas of Al-Kiswah and Jamraya, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on its Facebook page.
The attack "caused substantial material damage amid information about human loses," the Britain-based human rights watchdog said.
SANA, Syrian state media, said Israel launched guided missiles in successive land and airstrikes, and that most of the missiles had been shot down.
The Israeli attack follows a rocket having been fired from Syria at the northern Golan Heights some hours earlier, but it was intercepted by the nation's Iron Dome Aerial Defense System, the IDF said in a tweet.
A short while ago, a rocket was fired at the northern Golan Heights and was intercepted by the Iron Dome Aerial Defense System. pic.twitter.com/RXM7OvdeyJ— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) January 20, 2019
The missile was intercepted near the mount Hermon ski resort causing it to be closed due to worries of further attacks, The Times of Israel reported.