The Israeli strikes come amid a wider shadow war between Israel and Iran. (AP)  

Reuters: Israeli missile strikes building in central Damascus, five dead 

AMMAN (Reuters) – An Israeli rocket strike early on Sunday hit a building in central Damascus’s Kafr Sousa neighbourhood near a large, heavily guarded security complex close to Iranian installations, killing five people, witnesses and officials said. 

The rare, targeted strike damaged several buildings in the densely populated district close to Omayyad square in the heart of the capital, where multi-storey security buildings are located within residential areas. 

A police official said on state media that there were several casualties and injured. An Israeli military spokesperson declined to comment. Citing a military source, state media said Israel had carried out air strikes targeting several areas in the capital shortly after midnight, causing five deaths and 15 injuries among civilians, and damage to several residential buildings.  

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 Israeli Launches Airstrikes Targeting Iran-Linked Sites In Damascus  

Israeli airstrikes target Iran-linked sites in Damascus, Syrian media confirm 5 killed — AP

Syria says 5 killed, 15 wounded in Israeli strike on Damascus residential area — Times of Israel

Alleged Israeli strike in Damascus kills five people, injures 15 — Jerusalem Post

Israeli strike hits central Damascus: State TV — Middle East Eye

Deadly air strike on Kafr Sousa suburb of Damascus — The Guardian 

Israeli missile strikes building in central Damascus in Syria — ABC News Australia