Israeli planes strike Syrian military base, U.S. official says

Posted at 4:19 PM, Oct 31, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-31 16:19:24-04

(CNN) — Israeli warplanes struck a military base near the Syrian city of Latakia on Thursday, an Obama administration official confirmed to CNN.

An explosion at a missile storage site in the area was widely reported in the Israeli press, but an attack has not been confirmed by the Israeli government.

The target, according to the Obama administration official, was missiles and related equipment the Israelis felt might be transferred to Hezbollah. The official declined to be identified because of the sensitive nature of the information.