US official: Israel conducted air strike inside Syria

Israel carried out an air strike well inside Syria last week, apparently to send Damascus a message "not to rearm Hezbollah" in Lebanon, a US defence official said.

US official: Israel conducted air strike inside Syria
Israel carried out an air strike well inside Syria last week, apparently to send Damascus a message "not to rearm Hezbollah" in Lebanon, a US defence official said.

'It wasn't big. It was a quick strike. They were engaged by the Syrians, they dropped their ordnance and scooted out of there,' said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

The official did not know what the target of the strike, which was conducted Thursday, but said the US military believed it was to send a message to the Syrians.

AFP
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