Syria’s official news agency SANA quoted a military source as saying that the Israeli missiles were fired hours before midnight on Sunday at targets in the vicinity of the Syrian capital Damascus.
The source said almost all of the missiles were successfully intercepted by the Syrian air defenses.
Israeli media claim the airstrike was a response to a recent attack on an Israeli-owned vessel in the Gulf of Oman, which Tel Aviv blames on Iran.
The Tel Aviv regime mostly keeps quiet about the attacks on Syrian territories which many view as knee-jerk reaction to the Syrian government’s increasing success in confronting terrorism in country.
Early last month, Israeli air-to-surface and surface-to-surface missiles were intercepted by the Syrian air defense systems over the country's southwestern province of Quneitra.
In mid-January, the city of Dayr al-Zawr and the town of al-Bukamal were targeted by Israeli airstrikes, which were carried out with intelligence provided by the US, according to a US official.
The Syrian government wrote to the UN in January to protest another attack that killed four members of a family near the western city of Hama.
The letter by the Syrian Foreign Ministry said Damascus reserves the right to defend the country’s sovereignty and civilians against such acts of aggression.