Skip to comments.Israeli planes strike Syrian military base, U.S. official says
Posted on 10/31/2013 1:25:47 PM PDT by Nachum
(CNN) -- Israeli warplanes struck a military base near the Syrian port city of Latakia on Thursday, an Obama administration official told CNN.
An explosion at a missile storage site in the area was widely reported in the Israeli press, but an attack has not been confirmed by the Israeli government.
The target, according to the Obama administration official, was missiles and related equipment the Israelis felt might be transferred to the Lebanon-based militant group Hezbollah. The official declined to be identified because of the sensitive nature of the information.
When asked for comment, an Israel Defense Forces spokeswoman told CNN: "We don't refer to foreign reports."
Israel has been accused several other times this year of launching airstrikes inside Syria, including once in January. In the January incident, a U.S. official said Israeli fighter jets bombed a Syrian convoy suspected of moving weapons to Hezbollah.
Israel's military did not comment on any of the allegations at the time, but has long said it would target any transfer of weapons to Hezbollah or other groups designated as terrorists, as well as any effort to smuggle Syrian weapons into Lebanon that could threaten Israel.
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Good shooting, lads...
I sure hope 0bama watched CNN tonight so he gets up to speed! *SNORT*
I think it’s nice that any American can get a presidential briefing by just turning on the TV.
No kidding. Worst. President. Ever. Worst. Congress. Ever.
If Syria falls, AlQuaida has a foothold in Syria. Why would Israel want that?
Love it. Israel doesn't announce intentions, issue threats, or "comment".
Israel just does what it has to do, period, and everybody else can go play in the street.
God bless Israel!
G-d bless Israel!
Since he’s usually out golfing or campaigning we get the briefing first. Woo hoo!
They do it right don’t they?
Ditto! I pray nightly that Israel will stay strong, alert, and united. This little country has to stand alone. The American people are behind them, but where do our ?leaders? stand? Israel needs all the prayers it can get.
Jarrett will tell him when she's good and ready. Meanwhile, the African communist piece of sh** Ubama has other things on his mind. He's tense these days, and is likely getting a lot of comforting neck rubs from Reggie.
I also pray for Israel.
You're so right that we stand firmly with Israel, all the while knowing that the Marxist does not.
I take comfort, knowing that God is with Israel.
That is why Assad is still alive.
Lord, hear our prayers.
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