DHAKA: A western diplomat and three regional security sources said Wednesday that Israeli air force planes attacked a target on the Syrian-Lebanese border overnight, at a time of growing concern in the Jewish state over the fate of Syrian chemical and conventional weapons.
The sources, who declined to be named because of the sensitivity of the issue, had no further information about what might have been hit or where precisely the attack happened.
Earlier, the Lebanese army reported a heavy presence of Israeli jets over its territory throughout the night.
‘There was definitely a hit in the border area,’ the source said, reports The Jerusalem Post.
A Western diplomat in the region who asked about the strike said ‘something has happened’, without elaborating.
An activist in Syria who works with a network of opposition groups around the country said that she had heard of a strike in southern Syria from her colleagues but could not confirm.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has declined to comment on reports of an Israel Air Force strike on the Syrian-Lebanese border.
‘We do not comment on reports of this kind,’ an IDF spokeswoman said.
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