Damascus - Explosions were heard in Syria near Damascus airport, the official SANA news agency reported Tuesday.

The agency gave no further details but the Israeli army announced at a similar time that it had intercepted rocket fire from Syria.

Israel intercepts rockets fired from Syria

Israel's military said its missile defense system shot down four rockets fired from Syria toward Israel early on Tuesday.

Minutes earlier, sirens warning of incoming rocket fire sounded in the area of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

"Four launches were identified from Syria towards Israeli territory which were intercepted by the Israeli air defense systems," the army said. "No hits on Israeli communities were identified."

Israel captured the Golan from Syria in a 1967 war and later annexed and settled it - moves not accepted by most world powers.