Syria says it was hit by strikes from Israeli planes
The Syrian government reported an Israeli warplane strike deep inside Syrian territory on Wednesday, calling it an act of “Israeli arrogance and aggression” and raising the risks that the two-year-old civil conflict in Syria could spread beyond the country’s borders.
A statement by the Syrian military said a scientific research facility in the Damascus suburbs had been hit, but the precise target was unclear. Earlier news reports, corroborated by an American official in Washington, said the Israelis were targeting a truck convoy inside Syria that may have contained sophisticated antiaircraft weapons bound for Lebanon and intended for use by Hezbollah, the Shiite militant group that considers Israel its main enemy.
Israeli officials declined to comment on the airstrike. But they have been warning that they are monitoring the possible movement of weapons in the Syrian conflict, including chemical weapons, and would take action to thwart any possible transfers into Hezbollah’s possession.
It was the first time in more than five years that Israel’s air force had attacked a target in Syria, which has remained in a technical state of war with Israel although both sides have maintained an uneasy peace along their decades-old armistice line.
i would call that a serious escalation if true..and who gave israel permission to do this and if they have done this where is the outrage from the world?? silence is deafening..