A senior Revolutionary Guards commander has denied that Iranian targets had been hit in Israeli air strikes in Syria, the semi-official ILNA news agency reported.

Israeli aircraft yesterday struck Iranian forces near Damascus that had been planning to launch "killer drones" at targets in Israel, an Israeli military spokesman said.

"This is a lie and not true … Israel and the United States do not have the power to attack Iran's various centres, and our (military) advisory centres have not been harmed," said Revolutionary Guards Major General Mohsen Rezaei, who is also the secretary of a powerful state body, ILNA reported

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) confirmed that overnight its Air Force had struck Iranian Quds Force targets in Syria.

In reactions to the incident, the Israeli deployed artillery units and the Iron Dome at the border with Syria.