Syrian state media said on Thursday a military airport near Homs was subjected to “missile aggression” and was intercepted by the Syrian air defense system before it reached its target.
"One of our military airports in the central region was exposed to hostile missile aggression, and our air defence systems confronted the attack and prevented it from achieving its aim" state news agency SANA said.
SANA earlier reported sounds of explosions heard from near the Dabaa airport near the city of Homs.
Earlier, a Syrian war-monitoring group said at least 12 pro-government fighters were killed in airstrikes the previous night in the country’s east.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says none of the fatalities were Syrian nationals but foreign fighters.
Syria’s government forces have relied on support from the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group and also regional militias organized by Iran to wage war on rebels and ISIS militants.
In Damascus, government media reported early on Thursday that international coalition aircraft struck Syrian army positions near the front lines with ISIS in eastern Syria.
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