Israel conducts largest ever military drill: Israel Update

Israeli jets have bombed a government facility in the northwest of Syria believed to be associated with Bashar al-Assad%u2019s chemical weapons program, according to the Guardian. The air raid on the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre near the town of Masyaf took place overnight. An Israeli army spokeswoman declined to discuss reports of a strike in Syria, but Amos Yadlin, a former head of Israeli military intelligence, tweeted that the reported attack was not routine and targeted a Syrian military scientific center. “The facility at Masyaf also produces chemical weapons and explosive barrels that have killed thousands of Syrian civilians,” he said. More >