31 Oct '13, 7pm

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A US official confirmed to CNN today that Israel struck a military base near the Syrian coastal city of Latakia. A military base near Damascus, according to a US official, was also targeted by Israel, CBS News reported . The target of the strike in Latakia, according to the official, was "missiles and related equipment the Israelis felt might be transferred to Hezbollah," CNN reported. According to the Associated Press , the target in Latakia was Russian-made SA-125 missiles. Last week, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon reiterated that Israel is prepared to act in Syria to prevent Hezbollah and other terror groups from obtaining advanced weaponry. Ya'alon's comments came amidst still unconfirmed Kuwaiti reports that Israel had struck a shipment of missiles destined for Hezbollah. Since the start of the uprising against Bashar al Assad in Syria, the Israeli Air Force (...

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