Published: 30 January, 2013, 23:18
An Israeli F-15 fighter jet (AFP Photo/Jack Guez)
Israeli fighter jets targeted a military research center near Damascus early on Wednesday morning, Syrian state news agency SANA said citing army officials.
The Syrian army’s general command has issued a statement, saying an airstrike was launched by the IAF targeting a military research center in Jamraya, rural Damascus.
“Israeli fighter jets violated our air space at dawn today and carried out a direct strike on a scientific research center in charge of raising our level of resistance and self-defense,” the statement said as cited by SANA.
The attack follows earlier reports of Israeli fighter jets striking a target on the Syrian-Lebanese border amid repeated violations of Lebanese airspace. None of the reports have been confirmed by Israel.