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        1/31/2013, Shevat 20, 5773

      U.S. Officials Confirm Israeli Airstrike in Syria


      American officials have confirmed to the New York Times that Israeli warplanes carried out a strike deep inside Syrian territory on Wednesday.

      The officials indicated they believed the target was a convoy carrying sophisticated antiaircraft weaponry on the outskirts of Damascus that was intended for Hizbullah terrorists in Lebanon. The American officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Israel had notified the United States about the attack.