The Israeli paper Haaretz wites:
The American cable news network CNN reported Friday that it was Israel that was behind the series of explosions in the Syrian port of Latakia on the night of July 5.
According to the report, which corroborates an earlier report from an
Arabic news website, the attack was aimed at destroying Russian Yakhont
anti-ship cruise missiles. Israel has yet to respond to the report.
In its report, CNN quoted numerous American government officials, but
did not reveal their names. Those officials say that the explosions in
question were the result of an Israeli airstrike, and this is currently
the consensus regarding the circumstances surrounding the blasts.Last May, it was also Pentagon officials that indicated that Israel
was responsible for an airstrike, the second of four strikes in Syrian
territory that have been associated with Israel this year.
first Israeli airstrike took place in late January, and it targeted a
Syrian Army industrial facility located between Damascus and the
Lebanese border. A convoy carrying SI-17 advanced anti-aircraft missiles
was destroyed. In early May, two other airstrikes took place, two days
apart, both targeting shipments of Fatah-110 midrange cruise missiles
coming into Syria from Iran.
Israel has publicly declared red lines regarding Syria.