Russian Federation criticised the airstrike, saying it endangered civilian flights.
The IDF has yet to comment on the incident; however, the military issued a transparent statement on Wednesday.
The Israeli official said the air force had attacked several Iranian targets in three main locations late on Tuesday and early on Wednesday.
"A number of missiles hit arms depots for Hezbollah or Iranian forces", the observatory said.
The reported attack near Damascus is the first since US President Trump announced last week that the United States will withdraw all of its 2,000 forces in Syria, a move that will leave control of the oil-rich eastern third of Syria up for grabs.
He said Israel also destroyed a Syrian anti-aircraft battery that fired at the Israeli planes, and claimed that Iranian forces are operating less than 80 kilometres from the Israeli border, contrary to Russian assurances.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity under standard security protocols.
SANA reported "the aggression" was carried out from Lebanese airspace.
U.S. calls on China to release detained Canadians
The detainee, Sarah McIver from Alberta, Canada , is under administrative detention by Chinese police due to working illegally. The US also expressed deep concern for the Chinese Government's detention of Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig .
In two separate letters addressed to the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and the head of the UN Security Council, the Syrian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday condemned the attack as a violation of UN Security Council Resolution 350, which called for a ceasefire between Israel and Syria in the wake of the Yom Kippur War.
An Israeli official has confirmed the country carried out airstrikes in Syria.
Syrian media said Wednesday morning that Israel hit a base used by Hezbollah in Al-Dimas, a weapons depot at a base belonging to the Syrian army's 4th division in Sabura and the military's 10th Division command in Qatana.
Syria's state-owned television channel claimed that the nation's air defenses intercepted Israeli missiles above Damascus on Tuesday, downing majority before they reached their targets.
But the Israeli official said all targets had been hit, in some cases causing secondary explosions.
Israel's air force has struck scores of targets it describes as Iranian deployments or arms transfers to Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah movement in the war.
During the more than seven-year conflict in neighboring Syria, Israel has grown deeply alarmed by the expanding clout of its arch enemy Iran - a key ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has repeatedly warned that he will not allow archenemy Iran to establish a permanent military presence in postwar Syria.
In a statement, USADA said that the test was consistent with a residual amount of the drug remaining in Jones' system. And I didn't respond I'm not helping you sell your bum a- fight you drug abusing steroid cheat.
Four men have been charged with affray after stowaways armed with iron tubes allegedly tried to take control of a cargo ship. Maritime navigational tracking sites showed the vessel circling around a position north east of Margate in Kent.
It marks the birth of Jesus Christ, the prince of peace, who message of faith, tolerance and compassion echoes through the ages. For this reason, my wish for a happy Christmas is a wish for fraternity.
Accountability Court Judge Arshad Malik announced the verdict in a short order, after reserving the decision last week. The accountability court had indicted Sharif for holding assets beyond his known sources of income in August 2017.
The same article also cast doubt over the contradictory explanations for not playing a spinner being spouted by Kohli and Shastri. That enabled the left-arm spinner to represent Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy match from November 12-15. "Third time lucky.
On Christmas Eve, Trump tweeted he was alone in the White House as he waited for Democrats to cave and give him his wall. Opponents have also noted previous efforts to strengthen the border that have been cheaper than building a wall.
Santa took a walk down memory lane to Christmases of years past and recalled how much children's requests have changed. I remember running around like a headless chicken, looking for that special doll she wanted from her Santa .
I'm sure we'll be hearing about it if he said anything to question the existence of Santa Claus during his visit. It continues to experience sporadic bombings, kidnappings and assassinations, which most people attribute to IS.
But the extremists are largely confined to a remote desert enclave hundreds of miles (kilometres) to the southeast of Manbij. Russian president Vladimir Putin said in a news conference Thursday that he agreed with the U.S.'s decision.
It is still to be seen how angry the U.S.'s European allies and other stakeholders are going to be with this decision. His decision was made public a mere few hours after he abruptly announced the US was withdrawing troops from Syria .
Qatar strongly condemns attack on Libyan foreign ministry
Two assailants detonated their suicide vests inside the ministry and the third was killed by ministry guards, Reuters reported. The three attackers were suspected to be Islamic State militants, the security source, who requested not to be named, said.
Cloudy & gloomy but mostly dry for Christmas
Right now, it looks like an inch or two of snow is expected across the Denver area Wednesday . High temperatures Friday will be in the upper 20s with strong, gusty northwest winds.
Is Costco Open or Closed on Christmas Day 2018?
Wine Rack stores and many local craft breweries will also have extended hours, although you should check ahead before you go. The Beer Store will be closed Christmas Day but will be open from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m. on Boxing Day .
An 8-year-old Guatemalan boy dies in US custody on Christmas
The father and son were not identified, and the agency statement said it will release more details "as available and appropriate". CBP announced new notification procedures in response to Jakelin's death, which was not revealed until several days later.
Veteran draws millions in donations for Trump's border wall
He said he's mirroring this effort off of the $7.5 million donation that was forked over to fix the Washington Monument. The triple amputee and military veteran launched the campaign on December 16, setting an initial goal of $200 million.
Congress, White House talking, but no quick end to shutdown
Asked whether he's willing to increase the price tag as long as the money is not spent on a wall, Durbin responded: "Absolutely". Following the Saturday meeting, a Schumer spokesman said, "The Vice President came in for a discussion and made an offer".
White House: Trump would accept less money for border wall
The October 2013 shutdown, which lasted 16 days, happened after the House and Senate deadlocked over the Affordable Care Act. President Donald Trump is not going to be in Mar-a-Lago this Christmas and he really wants everyone to know it.
Netanyahu attempts to calm fears over US-Syria exit
The Turkish buildup comes even though Turkey said it would delay a promised offensive in eastern Syria in the wake of U.S. Department of Defense and the Central Command seeking comment outside of normal business hours went unanswered.