Syria state-run media reports US-led airstrike on army posts

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The US-led coalition against ISIS in Syria on Thursday denied carrying out any overnight attacks against Assad regime targets. He did not confirm reports that the targets of the attack were munitions depots belonging to Hezbollah.

"The enemy is always in our skies", Nasrallah said.

Israeli planes often use Lebanese airspace to conduct raids in Syria.

"Six missiles were fired at the Dabaa military airport and surrounding area in the western sector of Homs province, targeting Lebanese Hezbollah weapons warehouses", Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said on Thursday.

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Nasrallah was speaking to mark 18 years since Israel pulled its forces out of southern Lebanon.

He underlined that Hezbollah is now much mightier than what it used to be in 2000 when it comes to manpower and possession of sophisticated weapons.

Israel is suspected to be behind the strike on the military base, but this has not been confirmed.

Hezbollah's electronic unit named the "War Media Centre", tweeted at about 1.30am local time that the U.S. coalition had carried out attacks against two Syrian regime force targets in the east of the country, near the T2 pumping station.

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"The goal is to dry up funding for the resistance".

Al-Qusayr is an Iranian Revolutionary Guard and Hezbollah stronghold, Lister tweeted. Still, the coalition has on occasion struck Syrian pro-government forces that it said were attempting to attack coalition positions. The Israeli military is believed to be behind dozens of airstrikes in recent years against Hezbollah, Iran, and Syrian military positions.

Last month, Israel conducted another strike on the T-4 air base to destroy a recently delivered Iranian advanced anti-aircraft system, killing at least seven members of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, including a senior officer.

A United States military official denied any knowledge of the strikes.

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