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F-35 Adir Stealth fighter jet, flying over Beirut, Lebanon

Arab media claim Israeli Air Force warplanes have attacked an Iranian position at a military airport in southwestern Homs.

Unidentified aircraft struck an air base used by the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Thursday night.

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Arab media reported several explosions were heard in the area, in addition to the sounds of the S-200 missile defense system being activated.

Two missiles were fired at the Al-Daba’a military airport in the southwestern province of Homs, according to the Lebanese Mulhak news website, which said an Israeli warplane was responsible for the attack. According to the report, one of the missiles was shot down by the Syrian Army 72nd Brigade, but the second missile struck a weapons depot at the air base.

“There is no truth to the news that a warplane was shot down, and it is also not true that Hezbollah positions were targeted inside the town of Qusayr or at the Josiah Crossing,” Mulhak reported.

Syrian government officials reportedly confirmed the attack shortly after via state television.

Local sources claimed on Twitter that the attacks were carried out by Israeli fighter jets flying over Lebanon.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.