Israel Bolsters Defenses After Strikes Against Syria

Source: CBS News

Israel is fortifying its northern defenses following two airstrikes within Syria targeting weapons allegedly being shipped to the militant group Hezbollah – strikes that have raised tension in the region and which one Syrian official described as tantamount to a “declaration of war.”

The Israelis still aren’t admitting they made the strikes or how, but no one doubts they did. The condemnation so far has been more ritual than emphatic, perhaps because of the targets.

The massive explosions that rocked the Syrian capital destroyed shipments of missiles bound for Israel’s archenemy Hezbollah, according to unnamed Israeli officials.

The Israelis claim the consignment included Iranian-made Fateh 110 missiles, capable of delivering half-ton warheads deep into Israeli territory with pinpoint accuracy.

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