SANA earlier reported sounds of explosions heard near the Dabaa airport near the city of Homs.
A senior Israeli Air Force officer has said that his country's military aircraft will continue to operate in Syrian airspace for as long as is deemed necessary.
"We're not doing this because we're aggressive, but because we constantly have to be actively defending the state of Israel," the senior officer said, speaking to reporters on condition of anonymity on Wednesday.
"This is the only thing preventing offensive measures by Iran," he added.
The officer also warned Syria not to use its air defenses against Israeli warplanes. "All batteries that fire on Israeli aircraft will be destroyed. All batteries that do not fire on us will not be destroyed," he said, noting that "this policy will continue."
On Tuesday, the commander of the Israeli Air Force declared that Israel had become the first country in the world to use its US-made F-35 fifth-gen stealth fighter in combat. "We are flying the F-35 all over the Middle East and have already attacked twice on two different fronts," Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin was quoted as saying by Israeli media.
Air strikes are taking place in Syria just minutes after Israeli war planes were spotted over Beirut, Lebanon. It appears Israel is attacking again. . . LIVE UPDATES COMPLETED. SEE BELOW . . . .
Syria that air defenses are firing in multiple locations.
Ongoing Israeli airstrike, the Syrian air defense is responding, several missiles targeted Israeli warplanes over Lebanon.
SYRIAN AIR DEFENSE MISSILES FIRING AT ISRAELI AIRCRAFT IN LEBANESE AIRSPACE
REPORTS OF EXPLOSIONS ACROSS HOMS, SYRIA
Air defense in Homs is now firing
A ton of air defense activations now and some really big explosions on the ground are confirmed. They are hitting something hard.
Multiple airstrikes now underway.
Initial reports are that Hezbollah and Iranian republican guard sites are getting hit hard in multiple locations.
Explosions heard at Al-Dabaa military airbase
The Al Daba airbase, jointly operated by Iran and Hezbollah
Sirens in Israel!!
"The Turkish prime minister (is) calling for an extraordinary Summit of Nations, Islamic Nations, to unite against Israel, and included in the summit is Russia, Iran, Turkey, & Sudan among others."