Israeli forces hit target on Syrian-Lebanese border: sources

Middle EastIsraeli forces hit target on Syrian-Lebanese border: sources

LONDON: Israeli forces attacked a target on the Syrian-Lebanese border on Wednesday night, a western diplomat told media on condition of anonymity, without elaborating further.

The incident took place at a time of growing concern in the Jewish state over the fate of Syrian chemical and conventional weapons.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Lebanese army reported a sizable deployment of Israeli air force jets over its territory throughout the night.

“There was definitely a hit in the border area,” the source said.

On Sunday, Israel’s vice prime minister Silvan Shalom said that any sign that Syria’s grip on its chemical weapons was slipping, as President Bashar al-Assad fights rebels trying to overthrow him, could trigger Israeli intervention.


Asad Haroon
Asad Haroon
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