While order was being restored in Washington and international attention was focused on the events that were playing out in the American capital, the violence in Syria continued. On Wednesday night, the Israelis conducted another airstrike at approximately 11 p.m. against Iranian-proxy militias inside of Syria. This was the third such airstrike attributed to Israel in the past two weeks. 

Syrian state-run television SANA stated that the attacks originated from the Golan Heights and struck several different targets around the area of al-Kiswah, south of Damascus, and around the town of al-Dimas to the west. It added that Syrian air defenses shot down “most of the missiles,” while explosions were heard over the skies of Damascus. 

“The Israeli enemy carried out an air attack by means of a barrage of missiles from the direction of the occupied Syrian Golan on some targets in the southern region,” SANA said citing military sources. 

The targeted areas have housed bases of Iranian forces and Iranian-proxy militia, including Hezbollah. Both areas have been targeted by the Israeli Air Force (IAF) in the past.