The United States reportedly is pleased by Israel’s alleged incursion of Syria last week.
The report followed Syria’s charge that Israeli warplanes invaded its airspace Sept. 6 and dropped ordnance — an allegation that Israeli and U.S. officials declined to confirm or deny.
According to CNN, the Americans believe that the operation may have involved Israeli ground troops as well as aircraft, and that the incursion may have targeted weapons supplied by Iran and passing through Syria en route to Hezbollah in Lebanon.
CNN quoted a U.S. source as saying the Israeli airstrike “left a big hole in the desert” in Syria.
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