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Official confirms Israel launched 2nd airstrike
By BASSEM MROUE
Associated Press
2013-05-05 01:57 PM
An intelligence official in the Middle East has confirmed that Israel launched a second airstrike in three days Syria.

The official tells The Associated Press that the target of Sunday's strike was a shipment of advanced guided Iranian-made missiles believed to be on their way to Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in order to disclose information about a secret military operation to the media, says the strike took place in Damascus.

The statement comes hours after Syria's state media said Israeli missiles struck a research center near the Syrian capital, Damascus, early Sunday, setting off explosions and causing casualties.

An Israeli airstrike also struck Syria on Friday.

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