CONFIRMED: Israeli Jets Did Hit Convoy
January 30, 2013 - 9:42 am
From the AP:
Israel conducted an airstrike inside Syria overnight near the border with Lebanon, hitting a convoy of trucks, U.S. and regional officials said Wednesday.
The regional officials said Israel had been planning in the days leading up to the airstrike to hit a shipment of weapons bound for the Islamist militant group Hezbollah in Lebanon. They said the shipment included sophisticated, Russian-made SA-17 anti-aircraft missiles, which would be strategically “game-changing” in the hands of Hezbollah.
Hezbollah has committed to Israel’s destruction and has gone to war against the Jewish state in the past.
A U.S. official said the strike hit a convoy of trucks.
All the officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the strike.
The Israeli military declined to comment, and Syrian officials and state media were silent on the issue.
Of course they were.
As Bryan reported earlier, the convoy was reportedly full of Syrian chemical weapons being distributed to Hezbollah. No word from the White House if that violates any kind of “red line” or anything.