UPDATE: The target of the strike in Syria by the Israeli Air Force was a shipment of advanced Iranian surface-to-surface missiles which had been on their way to the Hezbollah, The New York Times reported.
A U.S. source said that the Fateh 110 missiles were being stored at the Damascus airport, the location of the strike.
Israel has carried out an air strike targeting a shipment of missiles in Syria bound for Hezbollah in Lebanon, Reuters reported today. The target of Friday's raid was apparently a building inside Syria that was hit by Israeli “standoff” bombs. These are bombs that can coast dozens of kilometers across ground to their targets once fired from the airplane, allowing Israel not to enter the Syrian airspace.
Lebanese authorities reported unusual intensive Israeli air force activity over their territory on Thursday and Friday.
“We believe that it (Israeli overflights) is linked to Israel's concerns over the transfer of weapons, particularly chemical weapons, from Syria to its allies Lebanon,” said a Lebanese official. (Reuters, 4 May)
The Syrian Free Army said there were three strikes by Israeli F-16 jets that damaged a convoy carrying anti-aircraft missiles heading to the Hezbollah along the Damascus-Beirut military road.
File photo: An Israeli air force F-16 fighter jets (Wikimedia Commons)