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  • Syrian report: Israel bombs outskirts of Damascus for second time in recent days

    05/05/2013 12:49:49 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Published: SUNDAY, MAY 05, 10:00 AM ET | By Liz Sly and Suzan Haidamous,
    Israeli officials report their target was a shipment of advanced long-range missiles headed to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. They are both a major supporter of the Assad regime in Syria and an outspoken enemy of Israel.   Aa   BEIRUT — Israeli warplanes bombed the outskirts of Damascus early Sunday for the second time in recent days, according to Syrian state media and reports from activists, signaling a sharp escalation in tensions between the neighboring countries that had already been exacerbated by the conflict raging in Syria.Though there was no official confirmation that Israel had carried out the...