Air strike in Syria
Air strike in SyriaReuters

Israel carried out an air strike near the city of Homs in western Syria overnight Friday, the official Syrian news agency SANA reported.

According to the report, Syria's air defense systems were activated against “hostile targets” over Homs and intercepted some of the missiles.

Several fires broke out south of Homs as a result of the air strike and explosions could be heard in the area.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which is based in Britain, said the attack targeted a Hezbollah ammunition depot at a military airport near the city. The airport has allegedly been targeted by Israel in the past as well.

Earlier this week, Syrian media reported that Israel attacked a military facility in Quneitra, in southern Syria, using artillery fire.

Unofficial sources in Damascus said that Hezbollah forces operate in the area.

Last week, a Syrian opposition official claimed that the IDF fired shells at positions in the Quneitra area, where Hezbollah members and pro-Iranian militias are located.

No injuries were reported. That report did not appear in official Syrian media.

In early April, Syrian media reported an Israeli air strike in the Damascus area.

That attack was the fourth air strike attributed to Israel in less than a week. Days earlier, Syrian media reported that Israel carried out air strikes in the Homs region in the west of the country.

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