Israel strikes alleged chemical weapons manufacturer in Syrian Hama

PNN/ Bethlehem/

The Syrian Army on Thursday morning stressed that the Israeli army fired airstrikes at Al-Masyaf town in Hama province, killing two people and causing material damage.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strikes hit a Scientific Studies and Research Centre facility, which the U.S. says is Syria’s chemical weapons manufacturer.

Israeli officials have in the past admitted that Israel has attacked weapons shipments bound for Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah group, an ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, without specifying which ones.

An Israeli army spokeswoman declined to discuss reports of a strike in Syria, saying the army does not comment on operational matters.

Amos Yadlin, a former head of Israeli military intelligence, tweeted that the reported attack was not routine and targeted a Syrian military scientific centre.