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Missiles and bullets tore up the sky above the Syrian cities of Homs and Quneitra shortly after midnight, as air defenses engaged what state media described as “enemy targets” identified as Israeli warplanes or rockets.
Syrian air defenses have responded to apparent missile attacks in the vicinity of Damascus and Homs, SANA reports, with its military source claiming that a number of ‘hostile targets’ have been intercepted.
Several missiles have been fired at the Syrian Arab Air Force Tiyas Airbase, located in the Homs Governorate, killing at least one soldier, just a day after Israel conducted raids against multiple Syrian military targets.
Air defenses around the Dabaa airbase in Syria’s Homs province have repelled a missile attack, according to the Syrian state media.
The Syrian government has struck an agreement with the rebel armed groups in the Homs and Hama provinces. The deal involves providing a safe passage to the militants in exchange for handing over the territory to the Syrian forces.
Powerful explosions have been heard in the countryside of Hama and Aleppo provinces, the Syrian state news agency reports. The state media says military bases there were hit by rockets launched by an unspecified enemy.
Syrian air-defense systems have downed missiles after what may have been a new Israeli strike, according to media reports. The attacks reportedly targeted Shayrat Airbase in Homs province and Al-Dumair base northeast of Damascus.
A military airport in Homs province has been targeted in a “missile attack,” SANA reports. Although Syrian air defense systems allegedly intercepted at least eight projectiles, several people were reportedly injured and killed.
The director-general of the UN’s culture and science body has condemned the killing of Khaled Alkhateb, an RT Arabic contributor who died on Sunday in Homs, Syria.