Israel Strikes Syrian Trucks Heading for Lebanon

Officials say the vehicles were transporting weapons to the militant group Hezbollah.
1:20 | 01/30/13

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Word of a bold strike by america's biggest ally in the middle east, israel. An air attack across the syrian border. Everyone waiting for what happens next. Abc's steve global affairs correspondent martha raddatz acking it for us tonight. Martha? Reporter: Diane, this is a very significant move and clearly a red line for israel. This is what we know. Officials say truckloads of dangerous weapons were being loaded from a facility in syria and then were headed for lebanon. Officials say inside those TRUCKS WERE FA-17s. Those are very capable, mobile radar-guided surface to air missiles. Israel little war planes were launched to destroy the trucks and stop them from entering lebanon before the militant group hezbollah could get their hands on them. The building where the trucks were loading and departing was also hit. Hezbollah is a swosh enemy of israel. If hezbollah had gotten those missiles, it would have significantly increased their capability in any future conflict with israel. So, this was not israel getting involved in the conflict in syria, per se, it was very much israel making a preemptive strike to protect itself. But this will increase tension in the region, diane. All right, martha. Another story to be watching through this night. Thanks so much.

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