Syria's military says five people have died after what it alleged were Israeli missiles hit the capital Damascus and surrounding areas on Sunday
World • 1676961240 5
Officials said a building was hit in the central Kafr Sousa neighbourhood, killing four civilians and one soldier.
The densely populated district is home to a large, heavily guarded security complex.
Israel's military declined to comment on the strike when approached by Reuters news agency.
Israel frequently attacks targets in Syria linked to Iran and Hezbollah militants but rarely acknowledges its actions. However, attacks on residential areas are rare.
Sunday's attack was the first since a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the north-west of the country, as well as parts of neighbouring Turkey, 12 days ago.
The Kafr Sousa area is home to senior officials and security agencies, but also civilians living in residential buildings.
The strike - which hit at 00:22 local time (21:22 GMT) - caused damage to several homes in Damascus neighbourhoods and other nearby areas, Syrian officials said.
The country's defence ministry said the rockets were launched from the Golan Heights, a rocky plateau south-west of Damascus which was annexed by Israel in 1981.
The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the death toll at 15 people, including civilians.
"The strike on Sunday is the deadliest Israeli attack in the Syrian capital," said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the observatory.
It comes over a month after an Israeli strike hit Damascus's international airport, according to the Syrian army, killing four people including two soldiers.
Israel has previously acknowledged that it targets the bases of militant groups loyal to Iran.
The two countries are arch-foes and in recent years have been engaged in what has been described as a "shadow war" of unclaimed attacks on each other's assets, infrastructure and nationals.
Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze has stated that the previously declared tender for the acquisition of carriages for the Tbilisi Metro, financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBR...
Economics • 1685428806
After enduring a standstill of nearly ten months, paragliding is slated to make a thrilling comeback this summer, invigorated by a fresh set of regulations.Stakeholders within the industry are optimis...
business • 1685428733
In order to hand demarche for the resumption of direct flights with Russia, EU Ambassador Pawel Herczynski, together with all EU ambassadors, will meet with the Vice Prime Minister of Georgia, Ministe...
Politics • 1685428651
The President of Georgia will address the European Parliament on May 31, after a 13-year hiatus. The Administration of the President of Georgia disseminates information about this. President of Georgi...
Politics • 1685428607
This is the reason for the first pointless controversy. Nothing has offended me in this country for a long time and no one can offend me with this, it is not an insult to the President, it is a violat...
Politics • 1685347211
On behalf of the people of the United States, I send our best wishes to you and the people of Georgia as you celebrate your Independence Day, - the President of the United States of America, Joe Biden...
Politics • 1685347163