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Syria Calls Attack by Israel 'Declaration of War'

Ali Hashem reports on reactions from Syria and Hezbollah, blaming Israel for the attacks on Damascus that represent an escalation of the Syria war.
Syrian Information Minister Omran Zoabi speaks during a news conference in Damascus May 5, 2013, after a cabinet meeting which discussed the Israeli air strikes. Zoabi said on Sunday that Israeli air strikes against three targets on the outskirts of Damascus "open the door to all possibilities." REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT HEADSHOT) - RTXZBDD

Israel could now be considered a full party to the Syria war, as Syrian state TV reported Israeli warplanes launched an attack on a research facility around Damascus on Sunday [May 5]. No further details were given.

According to sources close to the government in Damascus, speaking on condition of anonymity, there were at least four attacks — against the Jamraya research facility, an arms depot and an airport in Dimas. The largest was on Brigade 105 in Mount Qasioun.

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