Earlier, the state-run news agency cited a military source as saying that Israeli jets fired several missiles towards the vicinity of Damascus, and that most of the missiles were successfully shot down.
"At 11:15, Israeli fighter jets fired several missiles towards the area of Damascus, and instantly, our air defences confronted the missiles and downed majority", the source told SANA. An ammunition warehouse at the Damascus airport was reportedly hit, but a Syrian Transport Ministry official said to SANA airport activity continues as normal.
Syrian state media broadcast footage of what it said were the air defences firing, with bright lights seen shooting across the night sky.
Just half an hour before midnight, sounds of explosions were heard in Damascus, especially in the western part of the city.
The Israeli jets reportedly crossed over to Syria through Lebanese airspace after having heavily roamed over Lebanon on Thursday.
The last Israeli attack reported by Syrian state media was on December 25, when a missile attack wounded three Syrian soldiers.
The Jerusalem Post quotes "Syrian opposition" as saying that the Israeli Air Force attacked the bases of Iranian militias and Assad's forces southwest of Damascus.
Commentators suggested the attacks have targeted a Hezbollah-linked facility in Al Kisweh.
"The results of the assault were limited to the targeting of a warehouse at Damascus International Airport", the source added. Fenianos said Lebanon will present a complaint to the UN Security Council.
The number of airstrikes in Syria attributed to Israel has dropped in recent months, after a Russian military plane was downed by Syrian air defenses during an Israeli attack on Latakia, killing all 15 servicemen aboard.
Israel has previously carried out several bombings in Syria against what it says are Iranian military targets and advanced arms deliveries to Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed Lebanese group, both avowed enemies of the country.