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Israel destroyed Hezbollah-bound missile shipment in Syria, acc.to Haaretz.

Middle East Security News.- 119 Squadron F-16Is, Israeli Independence Day 2011

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The Israel Air Force was responsible for Wednesday’s attack on a military base in the Syrian city of Latakia, according to reports emanating from the United States.

Reuters quoted a Syrian opposition source as saying that the Israeli planes had struck a strategic missile battery near a village called Ain Shikak where President Bashar al-Assad’s forces kept long-range Russian missiles that are among their most powerful weapons.

An Israeli Defense Ministry spokesman was quoted as saying “We’re not commenting on these reports.”

Other sources said the strike targeted a shipment of  Russian SA-8 surface-to-air missile shipment  destined for Hezbollah and that the two targets were destroyed.missiles and related equipment Israeli intelligence estimated were to be transferred to Hezbollah.

In addition to striking Latakia, the Saudi-owned news outlet Al-Arabiya said, Israeli planes had also staged an attack in Damascus on Wednesday.READ MORE HERE