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Report: IAF Bombs Syrian Missiles

IAF warplanes attacked a shipment of advanced missiles from Syria to Hezbollah, says Kuwaiti newspaper
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 10/23/2013, 11:20 AM

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IAF warplanes attacked a shipment of advanced missiles that Syria was transferring to Hezbollah, according to Kuwaiti newspaper Al Jareeda. The attack took place on Monday.

An official source in Jerusalem reportedly confirmed the attack took place but did not say where. The missiles were reportedly "long range and accurate" ones.

In late July, IAF jets bombed trucks carrying Syrian missiles bound for Hezbollah's warehouses in Lebanon, according to Syrian opposition sources.

The bombing reportedly targeted a Syrian military base near the town of Quneitra, not far from the Golan Heights cease-fire line

That was the fifth known Israeli attack this year on Syrian weapons bound for Hezbollah. Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad reportedly wants to send the weapons to Hezbollah for safekeeping, out of fears they will fall into the hands of the rebels forces fighting him inside Syria, whilst the Iranian-backed terrorist group seeks "game changing weapons" – such as anti-aircraft missiles – in exchange for its costly intervention in the Syrian civil war on behalf of the Syrian regime.