Overnight on March 28, Israeli warplanes carried out a series of strikes on targets in the areas of Shaykh Najjar and Jibrin, and the Nayrab airbase in eastern Aleppo.
The Syrian Defense Ministry said that it had activated its air defense and shot down multiple missiles. It noted that the strikes caused a material damage only.
According to pro-Israeli sources, the strikes hit weapon depots belonging to Iranian-backed forces and caused some casualties. No precise numbers were also provided.
The strikes took place just a few days after the US decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights and amid the developing escalation over the Gaza Strip, which Israel is threatening with an invasion.