Israel has indicated that it might have been behind last week’s airstrike against Syria. On January 30, airplanes bombed a target near the Lebanese border, about 15 miles northwest of Damascus. The Syrian government has released images of a damaged research facility, and blames Israel for the attack. However, U.S. defense officials say that the strike hit a convoy of anti-aircraft weapons.
The Pentagon said that the airstrike targeted trucks carrying Russian-made SA-17 missiles. The missiles were bound for Hezbollah, a terrorist group in Lebanon.