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November 1, 2013 8:57 am

U.S. Official: Israeli War Planes Hit Syria Base

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YouTube screenshot of a strike in Syria earlier in 2013.

CNN – Israeli warplanes struck a military base near the Syrian port city of Latakia this week, an Obama administration official told CNN on Thursday.

An explosion at a missile storage site in the area was reported in the Middle Eastern press, but an attack has not been confirmed by the Israeli government. The target, according to the Obama administration official, was missiles and related equipment the Israelis felt might be transferred to the Lebanon-based militant group Hezbollah.

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