Israel has carried out an air strike against Syria, saying it targeted a shipment of “game changing” advanced missiles bound for Hizbollah fighters.
by Josie Ensor and Chris Irvine, The Telegraph:
Israeli officials said the shipment was not of chemical arms, but of “game changing” weapons bound for the Lebanese militant group. The airstrike took place early on Friday, but did not say where it took place.
American officials earlier told the Associated Press of an airstrike. One report had suggested the strike was on a chemical weapons facility.
Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, has repeatedly warned in recent weeks that Israel would be prepared to take military action if chemical weapons or other arms were to reach Hizbollah.
Lebanon’s army said pairs of Israeli airplanes entered Lebanese airspace on three occasions overnight between Thursday and Friday.
The move will raise tensions in the Middle East and comes amid mounting pressure over the alleged use of chemical weapons by president Bashar Assad’s regime.
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