Syria has broadcast footage claiming to show enemy missiles being shot down by their anti-aircraft defences.
The missiles were fired at the airbase Shayrat in Homs, and another base near the capital Damascus on Monday night, state media said.
It comes only days after the US, Britain and France launched a blitz on Assad’s chemical weapons facilities and hailed the airstrikes a success.
Hezbollah media also reported a further three missiles were intercepted at Dumair military airport.
Opposition sources say Dumair is a major airbase used in a large-scale military campaign waged by the Syrian army with Russian firepower that regained eastern Ghouta, a rebel enclave on the outskirts of Damascus.
A Pentagon spokesman said there was no US military
activity in that area at this time.
Asked about the missile attack, an Israeli military
spokesman said: “We don’t comment on such reports.”
Shayrat airbase was targeted last year in a US cruise
missile attack in response to a chemical attack that killed at least 70 people, including children, on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun.
Israel has struck Syrian army locations many times in the course of the conflict, hitting convoys and bases of Iranian-backed militias that fight alongside Syrian President Bashar al- Assad’s forces.
Israel has long said Iran was expanding its influence in a
belt of territory that stretches from the Iraqi border to the Lebanese border, where Israel says Iran supplies Hezbollah with arms.
Hezbollah and other Iranian-backed militias have a large military presence in Syria and are well entrenched in central and eastern areas near the Iraqi border.