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Syria conflict: Israel 'carries out Latakia air strike'

Israeli aircraft have carried out a strike near the Syrian coastal city of Latakia, a US official has said.

The official said the strike targeted Russian-made missiles intended for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

Latakia is a stronghold of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Israel is widely reported to have carried out at least three air strikes in Syria so far this year.

Quentin Somerville reports.

  • 01 Nov 2013
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