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Israel officially acknowledged for the first time it struck targets in Syria a month ago.

Military censors on Tuesday partially lifted a gag order on reporting about the alleged Syria air strike, and permitted Israeli media to report that the air force struck a Syrian target on Sept. 6, though further details on the operation remain barred from publication.

The decision to ease Jerusalem’s official silence over the mysterious sortie followed the expiration, on Monday, of a blanket censorship order issued to all reporters in Israel. Such a curb on reporting in Israel is considered unprecedented by many veteran military journalists.

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