Israel Bombs Syrian Missiles Marked for Hezbollah

Israel bombs Syrian Missiles Earmarked for Hezbollah. New York Times coverage lays out what was believed hit.

An American official, who asked not to be identified because he was discussing intelligence reports, said the targeted shipment consisted of Iranian-made Fateh-110s — a mobile, accurate, solid-fueled missile that has the range to strike Tel Aviv and much of Israel from southern Lebanon, and that represents a considerable improvement over the liquid-fueled Scud missile. Two prominent Israeli defense analysts said the shipment included Scud Ds, a missile that Syrians have developed from Russian weapons with a range of up to 422 miles — long enough to reach Eilat, in southernmost Israel, from Lebanon.

Chances of serious retaliation by Syria remain relatively low but batteries of Iron Dome anti-missile systems have already been deployed in the north.

Meanwhile, the Irish Independent headline and subhead give false impression Israel carried out a massacre, although the article clarifies later that the massacre in the headline was carried out by “death squads loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, apparently bent on ethnic cleansing.”

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