Israel confirmed that its warplanes had carried out an air strike in Syria, targeting a shipment of missiles reported to be destined for Lebanon.
Hundreds of Sunni Muslim families also fled the Syrian coast after massacres, reportedly carried out by government forces.
Tom Barton reports:
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