For the second time in a week, Israeli Air Force (IAF) aircraft have struck Iranian military members and their proxy militias south of Damascus. Eight Iranian-led proxy militia members were killed in the airstrikes according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a U.K.-based watchdog on the Syrian civil war. The nationalities of the dead were not immediately known.

SOHR added that the attacks targeted an arms depot and positions held by Hezbollah’s Southern Headquarters and Iranian forces.

The airstrikes commenced just after midnight on Wednesday one unnamed Syrian military official said to the media. 

“At exactly 11:50 pm… the Zionist enemy launched an air raid from the direction of the occupied Golan Heights towards southern Damascus,” resulting in ‘material losses’, ” the military source said.