1. Report

    Israel Bombed Syrian Chemical Site

    A picture taken on April 26, 2013 shows smoke rising after shelling in Houla in Syria's Homs province. The opposition National Coalition has accused the regime of using chemical weapons in the northern province of Aleppo, in Homs in central Syria, and in rebel-held areas near Damascus. AFP PHOTO/MAYSARA AL-MASRI        (Photo credit should read MAYSARA AL-MASRI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Maysara Al-Masri/AFP/Getty, file

    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.

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