Israel behind mystery attack on Syrian port - US sourcesSubmitted by Bob-45 on Sat, 07/13/2013 - 03:33
Fri, 12 Jul 2013 22:47 CDT
US officials have revealed that explosions reported at a key Syrian port on July 5 were likely the result of an Israeli airstrike.
Three officials spoke to CNN on condition of anonymity, referring to the pre-dawn explosions in the city of Latakia as an Israeli operation which allegedly targeted Russian-made Yakhot anti-ship missiles.
The Yakhont is a cruise missile with a range of 300 kilometers, capable of delivering a warhead weighing in at 250 kilograms. Russia supplied Syria's armed forces with a Yakhont missile battery in 2011.