Syria conflict: Israel 'carries out Latakia air strike

Friday, 01 November 2013 - 8:14

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Israeli aircraft have carried out a strike near the Syrian coastal city of Latakia.

 

The official said the strike targeted Russian-made missiles intended for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

 

Latakia is a stronghold of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, an important port city where the Alawite community to which he belongs is concentrated.

 

Israeli is widely reported to have carried out at least three air strikes in Syria so far this year.



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