August 1, 2013
Israel failed to destroy a Syrian arsenal of Russian-made cruise missiles in an alleged attack last month on a warehouse near the city of Latakia, U.S. officials told the New York Times on Wednesday.
According to the report, U.S. intelligence analysts estimate that Israeli aircrafts struck the warehouse from the east without breaching Syrian airspace.
Their assessment was that, while the warehouse itself was destroyed, at least some of the Russian-made Yakhont anti-ship missiles were removed from their launchers and taken out from the building before the attack.
The analysts also said Israel is likely to strike Syria again.