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Report: US Suspects Israel Conducted Airstrike Inside Syria

May 3, 2013

Washington (dpa) - The United States believes that Israel has conducted an airstrike inside Syria in recent days, broadcaster CNN reported late Friday, citing two unnamed US officials.

US and other Western intelligence agencies have concluded that Israeli aircraft appear to have struck targets inside Syria, CNN said. Israeli military aircraft, as in previous strikes against Syria, reportedly fired missiles from outside Syrian airspace against targets on Syrian soil.

In response to an inquiry from CNN, Israel issued a statement saying only that it would do "whatever is necessary" to stop transfers of Syrian arms to terrorist groups.

The US sources believe the targets in Syria were not related to chemical weapons, the broadcaster said.

Source: Copyright 2013 dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH

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