Syria's air defences intercepted missiles in the city of Masyaf, near Hama, Syria's state television said, as cited by Reuters. Local netizens posted alleged footage of the interception on social media.
Social media and local netizens suggest, citing unconfirmed reports, that alleged Israeli jets struck a military base near Masyaf that is purportedly controlled by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
#BREAKING: Image reported to show burning remains of the Talae’e military base. Israeli warplanes have conducted airstrikes on the base which is said to be controlled by the IRGC near Masyaf, Syria- Via @Step_Agency pic.twitter.com/XmdcamVJUP— ELINT News (@ELINTNews) 13 апреля 2019 г.
According to the Syrian state-run news agency SANA, at approximately 02:30 AM (local time) on Saturday Israeli jets struck one of the military positions in the town of Masyaf from the Lebanese airspace. Syria's air defences reportedly downed several projectiles. The attack reportedly resulted in the destruction of some buildings and left at least three soldiers injured.
Earlier on Friday, Syrian Arab Army units responded to terrorist organizations’ breaches of the de-escalation zone agreement by targeting their positions with intensive strikes in Hama's northern countryside.
In particular, Syrian army units shelled positions of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in suburbs of the towns of al-Hweiz, Tal al-Sakhr, and Kafar Nabouda. The shelling reportedly eliminated a number of al-Nusra terrorists and destroyed their weapons and supply routes.
*al-Nusra is a terrorist group banned in Russia and many other countries.