Syria air strike (archive)
Syria air strike (archive)SANA/Handout via REUTERS

Syrian media reported on Monday evening that Israel had carried out an air strike in the Aleppo area.

According to the reports, the country’s air defense systems had been activated in response to the strike.

Explosions were reportedly heard in the area.

Sources in the Syrian opposition claimed that the air strike occurred near the Aleppo airport, and was aimed at posts in which Iranian forces are stationed.

A Syrian military official told the official SANA news agency that the airport in Aleppo was shut down following the alleged Israeli air strike.

The source also confirmed that "a military official was killed and seven others were injured, including two civilians."

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

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.

Several days earlier, 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.