Israel strikes Syrian chemical weapons site, rebel group says

The logo of the Free Syrian Army rebel group, which said Israel on Saturday struck a Syrian chemical weapons site. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( The Israel Air Force on Saturday bombed a Syrian chemical weapons site near Damascus, the Israeli newspaper Maariv reported, citing Syrian rebels.

According to Maariv, the Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebel group posted a video of smoke rising from the chemical weapons site it claims Israeli jets struck. FSA said the jets flew over the home of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad before the strike, and a Syrian air defense battery went on to fire at the jets.

Neither Israeli nor Syrian officials have confirmed the reported strike.

Posted on April 29, 2013 .