Israel reportedly attacked a target in Jamraya, on the outskirts of Damascus, early Wednesday, according to Syrian state media.
The Syrian army said Israeli fighter jets fired a number of rockets from Lebanese airspace targeting an army position.
The Syrian air defense system responded to “new aggression by Israel,” according to the report.
The Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center, which was attacked in the past, is responsible for research, development and storage of nuclear, biological, chemical and missile technology and weapons.
The center is a potential site Tehran is eyeing to establish one of its planned weapons and precision missiles production factories to beef up Hezbollah’s arsenal. Only recently Israel warned that such an eventuality of an Iranian foothold on Syrian soil would not be something Jerusalem would be willing to tolerate.
Wednesday’s report was the second such accusation in less than a month. Syria’s military on January 9 accused Israel of launching missiles targeting military outposts in the area of Qutayfeh, in the Damascus countryside. The military said that attack caused material damage.