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Israeli warplanes strike Syrian weapons facility, US official says

Published May 04, 2013
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  • A Syrian weapons facility was struck early Friday by Israeli warplanes, a U.S. official told Fox News.
A source told Fox News that it is not clear whether the warplanes crossed into Syrian airspace or whether the missiles were fired from across the border.
The strike was confirmed by Israeli officials who said the country's air force targeted a shipment of "game changing" weapons bound for the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group.
One official told The Associated Press the target was a shipment of advanced, long-range ground-to-ground missiles but was not more specific.

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Israel strikes Syria, says targeting Hezbollah arms




1 of 3. A cloud of smoke is seen in the sky after an explosion at what Syrian state television reported was a military research centre in Damascus, in this still image taken from video obtained from a social media website by Reuters on May 5, 2013.
Credit: Reuters/Social Media/Handout via Reuters TV

By Dominic Evans and Oliver Holmes
BEIRUT | Sun May 5, 2013 1:40pm EDT
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israeli jets devastated Syrian targets near Damascus on Sunday in a heavy overnight air raid that Western and Israeli officials called a new strike on Iranian missiles bound for Lebanon's Hezbollah.
As Syria's two-year-old civil war veered into the potentially atomic arena of Iran's confrontation with Israel and the West over its nuclear program, people were woken in the Syrian capital by explosions that shook the ground like an earthquake and sent pillars of flame high into the night sky.
"Night turned into day," one man told Reuters from his home at Hameh, near one of the targets, the Jamraya military base.
But for all the angry rhetoric in response from Tehran and from the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, it was unclear whether the second such raid in 48 hours would elicit any greater reaction than an Israeli attack in the same area in January, which was followed by little evident change.
The Syrian government accused Israel of effectively helping al Qaeda Islamist "terrorists" and said the strikes "open the door to all possibilities"; but Israeli officials said that, as in January, they were calculating Assad would not pick a fight with a well-armed neighbor while facing defeat at home.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/05/us-syria-crisis-blasts-idUSBRE94400020130505
 

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Good. I want to see other countries throwing money and bodies at international problems besides us. We've given enough.
 
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