Syrian air defences identified a missile that was fired towards the city of Masyaf near Hama late on Thursday and destroyed it before it hit its target, Reuters news agency quoted a Syrian military source as saying.
The missile was fired from the direction of northern Lebanon, the military source added in a statement distributed on a messaging app according to Reuters.
State television had previously reported the sound of a massive blast near Masyaf in Hama province although there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
A spokeswoman for Israel’s military declined to comment on the strike, but Israel has acknowledged repeatedly striking targets inside Syria in recent years. Some attacks Damascus has attributed to Israel have been made from Lebanese airspace.