January 30, 2013
Israeli warplanes have attacked a target on the Syrian-Lebanese border, according to unconfirmed reports, after several days of heightened warnings from government officials over Syria’s stockpiles of chemical weapons.
The Reuters news agency cited a western diplomat and a security source as saying there had been “a hit” in the border area. The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said it had no comment on the report.
The report followed claims in the Lebanese media that IDF fighter planes had flown sorties over Lebanon’s airspace from Tuesday afternoon until Wednesday morning.