Thursday, January 31, 2013

Israel's warplanes strike target in Syria

Israel's warplanes crossed Lebanon's air space and struck targets in Syria on Wednesday. 

However, there is a dispute over what the targets were. Unnamed U.S. intelligence officials say that Israel was targeting a convoy of trucks carrying advanced Russian-made SA-17 anti-aircraft to Lebanon, where Hizbollah would use them to target Israeli planes. However, Syria's media disputed this account, saying that the Israeli warplanes had struck a "military research center" building near Damascus. It's possible that both were targeted, and if a military research center was targeted, it may be that it was storing or producing chemical weapons. Bloomberg and BBC This morning's key headlines from

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