This is the third such Israeli attack in three weeks, during which Syrian air defenses were active and said to have intercepted some of the inbound missiles.
State-run SANA said the strikes were launched from the direction Golan Heights region, and that many missiles were successfully intercepted.
According to The Jerusalem Post:
An alleged Israeli airstrike targeted locations in southern Syria as explosions were heard in the skies over Damascus on Wednesday night, according to Syrian state media SANA.The strikes were launched from the Golan Heights, a Syrian military source told SANA, claiming that most of the incoming missiles were intercepted by Syrian air defenses.
While it's likely that Israel already had the targets in mind - given also such attacks have become almost "routine" - it appears the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) intentionally conducted the operation at a moment the world's eyes are fixated on watching events unfold in Washington D.C.