Details An Israeli official has said that; "Israel is determined to prevent the transfer of chemical weapons or other game-changing weaponry by the Syrian regime to terrorists, especially to Hezbollah in Lebanon.” The nature of the Research Center is unknown. A Senior US Official has confirmed an Israeli Jet has bombed the research center. All questions directed to the White House are being redirected to the Israeli. Two minutes until Assad makes a statement - The US (Pentagon/White House) and Israel (US Embassy) have yet to comment. What seems to be an airstrike has struck near a military research facility and ammunition depot. Locals report hearing the sound of jets before the blast, cannot confirm this currently. On Monday, Israeli jets attacked a missile shipment heading towards Hezbollah. Syria has been quick to blame Israel for this attack. Official sources have mentioned the Assad Government will make an official statement at 5:00 am local time (15 minutes). Hezbollah are claiming an Israeli Jet has been shot down during the sortie. Israel has not confirmed this yet. Avoid speculation
The airstrike that Israeli warplanes carried out in Syria overnight on Thursday was directed at a shipment of advanced surface-to-surface missiles from Iran that Israel believed was intended for Hezbollah, the militant Lebanese organization, American officials said Saturday.
Large explosions are being reported in the Mount Qassioun area of the Syrian
Syrian state TV says a military research centre has been attacked.
Mount Qassioun overlooks Damascus and is the site of military installations that have been used to shell rebel-controlled areas.