May 4, 2013
Israeli warplanes have carried out an air strike on a target in Syria, a security source in the region said on Saturday, confirming a disclosure by a U.S. official.
The target of Friday’s raid was not a Syrian chemical weapons facility, the source told Reuters on condition of anonymity. Israeli officials have declined all comment on the event, which was reported by American media on Friday.
The Jewish state had previously made clear it was poised to resort to force to prevent advanced Syrian weapons, including President Bashar al-Assad’s reputed chemical arsenal, reaching Islamist rebels fighting to topple him or his Hezbollah guerrilla allies in Lebanon.
A U.S. official, who also declined to be identified, told Reuters on Friday the air strike apparently targeted a building.