TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Syrian army’s air defense on Sunday evening repulsed an Israeli missile attack on the T-4 airbase in the Arab country's central province of Homs, local reports said.

Syria's official news agency SANA cited a military source as saying that the army air defense downed a number of missiles which targeted T-4 airport and hit one of the attacking warplanes, forcing the others to leave the airspace.

The source of the downed missiles was from south of the Tanf region, according to the report.

The Israeli regime has recently increased its airstrikes in the Arab nation. The Syrian government has on various occasions slammed the Israeli regime’s acts of aggression and warned about the “dangerous repercussions” of Israeli assaults on its territories.

The Israeli aggression came in coincidence with the successive defeats of terrorists in Daraa where the Syrian Arab Army is carrying out a wide-scale military operation against terrorist groups from about 15 days.

The army has been able to liberate scores of villages and towns and it has forced the armed groups in other areas to surrender and hand over their weapons and ammunition.