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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 03:06 PM

Syria Says It Was Hit by Strikes From Israeli Planes

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Source: New York Times

JERUSALEM — The Syrian government said that Israeli warplanes carried out an airstrike inside its territory on Wednesday, raising the risks that the two-year-old civil conflict in Syria could spread beyond the country’s borders.

A statement by the Syrian military said that a scientific research facility in the Damascus suburbs was hit, but the precise target was unclear. Earlier news reports, confirmed by an American official in Washington, said the Israelis were targeting a truck convoy inside Syria that was bound for Lebanon.

It was the first time in more than five years that Israel’s air force had attacked a target in Syria, which has remained in a technical state of war with Israel although both sides have maintained an uneasy peace along their disputed border.

The Syrian statement, carried by state television, said an unidentified number of Israeli jets flying below radar hit the research facility, killing two people and causing “huge material damage.”

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/31/world/middleeast/syria-says-it-was-hit-by-strikes-from-israeli-planes.html

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 03:23 PM

1. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/regional-security-officials-say-israel-conducted-air

More info in WP article.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 03:24 PM

2. Then why not wait until further info is out?

As it is we dont know if the story is legit nor do we know what they struck or why they struck whatever they allegedly struck.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 04:36 PM

3. "Syria Claims Israeli Jets Hit Military Facility"



Syria Claims Israeli Jets Hit Military Facility
Syrian state TV says Israel targeted military research centre, just hours after reports of an attack on an arms convoy emerge.
9:30pm UK, Wednesday 30 January 2013

An Israeli airstrike has hit a military research centre north west of Damascus, the Syrian army has claimed.

In a statement carried by the state news agency, SANA, the Syrian army's general command said: "Israeli fighter jets violated our air space at dawn today and carried out a direct strike on a scientific research centre in charge of raising our level of resistance and self-defence."

The claims followed earlier reports that Israeli jets had hit a convoy allegedly carrying weapons to Lebanon's Hizbollah movement. According to Sky sources, the attack took place just inside Syria.

Sky's Middle East Correspondent Sam Kiley said: "We know from Sky sources that the Israelis have conducted an airstrike involving three sorties by 12 planes - a very heavy airstrike, a high level of intent - on the village of Nabi Chit, near the bigger Syrian town of Zabadani.



more at link: http://news.sky.com/story/1045063/syria-claims-israeli-jets-hit-military-facility
Dont know anything about the source.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:56 AM

4. Locking, sorry, but this is a duplicate. Please continue discussion and post updates here:

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