Israel Bombed Syrian Chemical Site

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A picture taken on April 26, 2013 shows smoke rising after shelling in Houla in Syria's Homs province.

As reports of chemical weapons usage in Syria spread, the Free Syrian Army says Israeli jets bombed a chemical weapons facility near Damascus early Saturday morning. According to the Hebrew paper Maariv, Syrian Army air defense fired at the jets, which also flew over President Bashar al-Assad's palace, but were unsuccessful. The rebels posted a video of smoke billowing from the chemical weapons headquarters, but government officials of neither side have responded to reports.