- Israel reportedly launched missiles at a military airport near Homs in Syria on Thursday.
- Al-Qusayr is an Iranian Revolutionary Guard and Hezbollah stronghold.
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 reporter at The National, also tweeted.
SANA earlier reported sounds of explosions heard near the Dabaa airport near the city of Homs.
Some local air defense projectiles have reportedly landed in neighboring #Lebanon.
— Charles Lister (@Charles_Lister) May 24, 2018