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April 29, 2013 10:22 am

Israel Strikes Syrian Chemical Weapons Site, Rebel Group Says

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The logo of the Free Syrian Army rebel group, which said Israel on Saturday struck a Syrian chemical weapons site. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The Israel Air Force on Saturday bombed a Syrian chemical weapons site near Damascus, the Israeli newspaper Maariv reported, citing Syrian rebels.

According to Maariv, the Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebel group posted a video of smoke rising from the chemical weapons site it claims Israeli jets struck. FSA said the jets flew over the home of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad before the strike, and a Syrian air defense battery went on to fire at the jets.

Both Israeli and Syrian officials have not conformed the reported strike.

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