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Satellite appears to show Syria building unscathed by Israel strike
Published Thursday 07/02/2013 (updated) 11/02/2013 21:20
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An Iron Dome rocket interceptor battery is deployed near the northern
Israeli city of Haifa, Jan. 28. (Reuters/Baz Ratner)
JERUSALEM (Reuters) -- A research center that Syria said was hit by an Israeli strike last week remained unscathed in the attack, an Israeli television channel said satellite images it broadcast on Wednesday showed.

Diplomats, Syrian rebels and security sources said Israeli jets bombed a convoy near the Lebanese border last week, apparently hitting weapons destined for the Lebanese group Hezbollah, which fought a 34-day war with Israel in 2006.

Syria denied the assertions, saying the target was the Jamraya military research complex on the northwestern fringes of Damascus and 8 miles from the border.

Some of the diplomats and security sources said the apparently contradictory accounts might refer to the same incident, given Jamraya's proximity to the border.

Channel 2 News broadcast satellite images of what it said was the complex, taken eight months before the attack and a few days after it.

The latter showed a road and parking lot, both of them scorched and blackened, next to an apparently unscathed building, which Channel 2 said was the research center.

Channel 2 said the images were taken by DigitalGlobe, a public company based in the United States. A spokesperson for DigitalGlobe contacted by Reuters could not immediately confirm the authenticity of the photos.

Syrian television had broadcast footage from the Jamraya base showing extensive damage to buildings and several heavy military vehicles which appeared capable of carrying missiles.

At least one vehicle, with light desert khaki markings, was equipped with what looked like a satellite dish.

Several burnt out cars and lorries, including one with a large hole smashed through the roof of the driver's cabin, could also be seen in the footage, as well as the badly damaged interior of an office.

Israel has maintained official silence last week's raid, but on Sunday Defense Minister Ehud Barak appeared to acknowledge that Israel carried out the strike.
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1 ) the STUPID and INCOMPETENT / JEWISH PILOTS
07/02/2013 11:43
MISSED AGAIN HAHAHAHAHAH

2 ) The Buildings Stands / The Convoy Does Not
07/02/2013 15:35
Yes, the "building was unscathed by Israel's strike," but only because
THE TARGET WAS A CONVOY OF SAM-7 MISSILE air defense systems,
which was destroyed before being delivered to the Hezbollah.


3 ) Israeli1 / Israel
08/02/2013 09:49
@1: so the Syrians lied. Because they said the Jews hit the building. Israel said they did not bomb any building at all, they bombed a convoy. As for Jews being stupid, well why go there? Evidence points otherwise

4 ) massien / monaco
08/02/2013 16:13
reuters beirut ,jerusalem,amman always tell the truths
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