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October 31, 2013 8:32 am

Report: Israeli Air Force Struck Syrian Military Base

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YouTube screenshot of a strike in Syria earlier in 2013. – Media outlets in Syria and Lebanon have linked Israel with a loud explosion heard on Wednesday night at a Syrian military base near the Mediterranean coastal city of Latakia.

A Syrian news agency reported that naval vessels bombarded the base from the sea, causing heavy damage but no injuries. However, Lebanese media reported that Israel Air Force (IAF) planes flew over Lebanon on Wednesday night, apparently on their way to Syria.

The Lebanese military also said Wednesday that there had been noticeable IAF activity in both southern Lebanon and the border region with Syria. Israel has warned that it will not permit advanced weaponry to be transferred from Syria to Hezbollah in Lebanon. The IAF has reportedly carried out a number of airstrikes over the past year to thwart such transfers.

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