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Report: Israel Strikes Syrian Weapons Facility

"Israel is determined to prevent the transfer of chemical weapons...[especially] to Hizbullah in Lebanon."

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu removes his glasses during a Likud party meeting at the Knesset (Israel's parliament) in Jerusalem on March 12, 2012. Israeli warplanes pounded the Gaza Strip for a fourth day, killing four more Palestinians, as a teenager died in a mystery blast, raising the death toll so far to 23. Credit: AFP/Getty Images

Israeli warplanes struck a Syrian weapons facility on Friday night, a U.S. official told Fox News. Is is unclear what kind of planes were used.

While it's unclear whether the warplanes entered Syrian airspace or the missiles were fired from across the Syrian border, an unidentified source said U.S. forces were not involved in the strike.

"When Israeli planes fired on a weapons convoy inside Syria in January, they remained outside Syrian airspace. The convoy was believed to be carrying Russian SA-17 anti-aircraft missiles," the report adds.

An official from the Israeli Embassy in Washington 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 Hizbullah in Lebanon."

Pentagon spokesman George Little did not comment on the claims.

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