We noted several days ago the latest “who bombed it?” mystery, Did Israel just destroy Syrian depot holding Russian missiles?
While answers remain sketchy, unnamed U.S. sources reportedly are pointing to Israel, via CNN:
A series of explosions on July 5 at a critical Syrian port was the result of airstrikes by Israeli warplanes, according to multiple U.S. officials.
Regional media widely reported the predawn explosions at Latakia, but no one had officially claimed responsibility.
Three U.S. officials told CNN the target of the airstrikes were Russian-made Yakhont anti-ship missiles that Israel believes posed a threat to its naval forces.
The officials declined to be named because of the sensitive nature of the information.
So far, the Israeli government has also declined to comment to CNN.
Israel’s defense minister Moshe Yaalon denied involvement, according to one Israeli news site.
“It has been a long time that we are not intervening in Syria’s bloody war. Red lines were presented and we maintain them,” said Yaalon, according to YNet News. “There is an explosion here or an attack there, somewhere in the Middle East, most of the time they accuse us.”