US Official: Israel Launched Airstrike in Syria

Israeli warplanes conducted an airstrike on July 5 in the northern Syrian port city of Latakia, a U.S. official said Friday , confirming a report.
Three U.S. officials told CNN the target of the airstrikes were Russian-made Yakhont anti-ship missiles.
The attack is believed to be the fourth Israeli airstrike conducted in Syria this year targeting shipments of advanced Russian weapons that Syria is providing to Hezbollah in Lebanon.
There had been conflicting reports as to who may have been responsible for a series of large blasts that occurred in the early morning hours at a Syrian naval base in Latakia last Friday.


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