Israel reportedly launches missile attack near Homs in Syria

Israel Missile David's SlingThis photograph provided by the Israeli Ministry of Defense on Monday Dec. 21, 2015 shows a launch of David's Sling missile defense system.Ministry of Defense via AP

Syrian state media said a military airport near Homs had come under missile attack which was repelled by its air defense systems on Thursday.

"One of our military airports in the central region was exposed to hostile missile aggression, and our air defense systems confronted the attack and prevented it from achieving its aim," state news agency SANA said.

Charles Lister, a senior fellow at the Middle East Institute, tweeted that there were reports of "possible #Israel airstrikes underway targeting the Al-Dhaba'a Airbase near Al-Qusayr in #Homs, #Syria."

Al-Qusayr is an Iranian Revolutionary Guard and Hezbollah stronghold, Lister tweeted. 

"Some local users said #Israel strikes," Joyce Karam, a reported at The National, also tweeted

SANA earlier reported sounds of explosions heard near the Dabaa airport near the city of Homs.

 

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