Israeli Strike Hit Syrian Chemical Weapons Facility
Meanwhile, Iran says Israel 'will regret' attack
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Feb 4, 2013 9:08 AM CST
In this Nov. 18, 2012 file photograph, an Israeli F-16 jet fighter flies near the city of Ashdod, Israel.   (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)

(Newser) – Israel's airstrike inside Syria just happens to have damaged the country's top chemical and biological research center, though it wasn't the primary target of the attack, US officials tell the New York Times. A senior military official said Israel's actual targets were trucks carrying missiles and antiaircraft weapons, which Israel feared were bound for Hezbollah forces in Lebanon. The research facility took damage from the bombs and "the secondary explosions from the missiles."

Outgoing Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak all but confirmed the attack yesterday, telling a conference in Munich that while he could not "add anything to what you have read in the newspapers," the attack was "another proof that when we say something we mean it." Meanwhile, the secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council issued a statement of support for Syria. Israel "will regret this recent aggression," he promised, according to Reuters.

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Trixielolo77
Feb 5, 2013 4:08 PM CST
How do you stop people from f*cking with your country? War or calmly working towards a resolve together? Is war the only resort to indifference? Retaliation will continue to happen! I blow your sh*t up, you blow mine up, I blow you back up, really? Is this truly solving anything?
Tscare333
Feb 5, 2013 1:29 PM CST
I see a war unveiling? maybe blood is humanophobic.
hog_one
Feb 5, 2013 3:58 AM CST
I knew when I saw this story all the Anti-Jewish State nuts would bloom again and be ripe for the picking. I know how you would solve, as Hitler put it, the JEW problem. I'm not gong to make a long drawn out statement, I'll just say that you are going to FAIL. So take your crosses and white hoods and put them back in the closet where they belong.