Israel launched an airstrike in Syria today, with Syria's state media reporting that Israeli missiles struck the Jamraya military research center near the Syrian capital Damascus, setting off massive explosions.
This was the second Israeli strike against Syria in three days
Overnight Thursday, an attack targeted a shipment of extremely accurate guided Iranian-made
missiles, stored in a warehouse near the Damascus airport. The Fatah 110 surface to surface missiles have a precise
guidance systems and were reportedly bound for Hezbollah. These mobile, solid-fueled missiles can reach Tel Aviv and much of Israel from southern Lebanon, representing a considerable improvement over the liquid-fueled Scud missile
According to Israeli and U.S. officials previous Israeli airstrikes in January also targeted weapons shipments bound for Hezbollah.
Earlier this week, President Barack Obama told the Spanish-language TV station Telemundo, "The Israelis, justifiably, have to guard against the transfer of advanced weaponry to terrorist organizations like Hezbollah". Obama also said it was up to Israel to confirm or deny any strikes, but that the US coordinates very closely with Israel.