At least 15 pro-government fighters were killed on Tuesday in an Israeli missile strike near Damascus, a monitor said.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that eight Iranians, including members of its Revolutionary Guards and other Iranian-backed combatants, were killed in the strike on the district of Kisweh, south of the capital.
The Observatory’s head Rami Abdel Rahman said the strike “targeted weapons stores belonging to the Revolutionary Guard”.
Syrian state media said Israel launched missiles at a target near Damascus on Tuesday, shortly after US President Donald Trump announced he was quitting the Iranian nuclear deal, a move that had prompted Israel to go on high alert.
Israel’s top general, Gadi Eizenkott, canceled a scheduled appearance at an annual security conference and was conferring with Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman and other national security chiefs, officials said.