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Israel 'confirm' Syria air strike

Israel has carried out an air strike on Syria targeting a shipment of advanced missiles, officials said. Meanwhile, in a rare appearance, President Bashar al-Assad visited an university in Damascus today.

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Israel's 'air strike in Syria' is as yet unconfirmed

Israel has conducted an air strike in Syria, apparently targeting a building, according to CNN, although there has not yet been any official confirmation.

The network said US officials did not believe Israel had targeted a chemical weapons facility. CBS News cited US sources as saying Israel targeted a warehouse.

But Syrian UN Ambassador Bashar Ja'afari told Reuters, "I'm not aware of any attack right now."

A White House spokeswoman referred questions on the CNN report to the Israeli government.

The Pentagon declined comment.

In Jerusalem, a Israeli military spokeswoman declined to comment.

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