Thursday, 7 September 2017

'Israeli jets hit Syria's Masyaf chemical site', Syrian army says



The Syrian army says Israeli jets have attacked a site in the west of the country where Western powers suspect chemical weapons are being produced.

 
An army statement says rockets fired from Lebanese airspace hit a military post near Masyaf, killing two soldiers.


A monitoring group says they struck a scientific research centre and base storing surface-to-surface missiles.


Israel, which has carried out clandestine attacks on weapons sites in Syria before, has not commented.


An Israeli military spokeswoman declined to discuss the reports, saying it did not comment on operational matters.
The attack comes a day after UN human rights investigators said they had concluded a Syrian Air Force jet had dropped a bomb containing the nerve agent Sarin on a rebel-held town in April, killing at least 83 people.




BBC       News.