Israel Strikes Syria Base: US Official
Warplanes hit Russian missiles: reports
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Oct 31, 2013 8:48 PM CDT
In this image released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian army soldiers walk on a street at an unidentified location in Latakia province, Syria, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.   (AP Photo/SANA)

(Newser) – Israeli planes struck a Syrian military base housing missiles, a White House official tells CNN; Israel was reportedly concerned the missiles—which the AP says were of Russian origin—could be passed to Hezbollah. Israel's government hasn't confirmed the attack, though regional reports pointed to a blast at the site near Latakia, a port city. It's unclear whether the attack occurred last night or tonight. Israel has reportedly hit Syrian missiles at least twice already this year, the AP notes, though Israel hasn't confirmed it. The latest reports follow news that Syria reportedly met a major deadline for destroying chemical weapons.

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Observer
Nov 1, 2013 12:23 PM CDT
The party just beginning....
kawahchan
Nov 1, 2013 12:12 PM CDT
(R) 2016 Gov. RICK PERRY Report: For Syria own good to its people and the refugees can return home, the dictator President Bashar al-Assad dynasty should handover the ruling power to the United Nations Security Council to send a Transitional Authority to administer Syria like East Timor (Christian) and West Timor (Muslim). How lousy the US Obama-(Hillary) Clinton-(John) Kerry sanction policy screw up the west Mid-east. Barack Obama is a war-criminal.
Spudsy
Nov 1, 2013 10:06 AM CDT
There are no good guys in that part of the world. Including us, when we are stupid enough to get involved. Once we can get off of their oil, let the whole f"cking place rot in the hell that their superstitious, idiotic tiny minds have created for themselves.