Israel has conducted an airstrike in Syria, apparently targeting a building, a U.S. official said on Friday. Israeli officials confirmed Saturday the country's air force carried out a strike against Syria and say it targeted a shipment of advanced missiles bound for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.
The officials said the attack took place early Friday and targeted
sophisticated "game-changing" weapons. One official said the target was a
shipment of advanced, long-range ground-to-ground missiles.
It was not immediately clear where the airstrike took place, or
whether the air force carried out the strike from Lebanese or Syrian
airspace. CNN quoted two unnamed U.S. officials as saying Israel's warplanes did not enter Syrian airspace.
In January this year,Israel bombed a convoy in Syria. It is believed this concerned a shipment of advanced SA-17
anti-aircraft missiles bound for Hezbollah. Israel has not formally
admitted to carrying out that airstrike, though officials have strongly
hinted they were behind the attack.