U.S. official: Israeli warplanes strike Syrian weapons facility


A Syrian weapons facility was struck overnight Thursday into 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.

It did not appear that a chemical weapons site was targeted, officials told The Associated Press, and one official said the strike appeared to have hit a warehouse. U.S. forces were not involved.

When Israeli planes fired on a weapons convoy inside Syria in January, they remained outside Syrian airspace. The convoy was believed to be carrying Russian SA-17 anti-aircraft missiles.

“Israel is determined to prevent the transfer of chemical weapons or other game-changing weaponry by the Syrian regime to terrorists, specially to Hizbullah in Lebanon,” an official from the Israeli Embassy in Washington told Fox News…


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At Fox News Insider, a video report by Jennifer Griffin.

Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin reported moments ago that a U.S. official confirmed Friday that Israeli warplanes struck Syria overnight. The target, she added, was believed to be a weapons warehouse…



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