7 May 2013

Israel strikes targets in Syria

On Friday 3 May, and Sunday 5 May, the Israeli air force has carried out two strikes in Syria. While Israel has refused to comment on the strikes, an Israeli official has pointed out that both strikes were directed against shipments of Fateh-110 missiles (Iranian made missiles) that were allegedly shipped to Hezbollah in Lebanon. The strikes have prompted strong reactions both from Syria and from Iran. Syria in particular, alleged that the Israeli attacks amount to a declaration of war.

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Source: The Guardian | Syria accuses Israel of declaring war after further air strikes
Source: AP The Big Story | Israeli airstrikes on Syria prompt threats, anger
Source: The New York Times | Syria Blames Israel for Fiery Attack in Damascus
Source: The New York Times | Airstrikes Tied to Israel May Be Message to Iranians

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