The unstable detente changed again overnight, when as Haaretz reports "a large explosion was heard at a Syrian army missile base in Latakia. Eye witnesses told the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human rights that the explosion took place near Snobar Jableh, south of the city. It was not yet clear whether anyone was wounded in the strike." And not surprisingly, it is once again Israel' that was implicated in the latest regional provocation because as Haaretz adds, the "strike follows Lebanese media reports that Israeli aircraft circled above southern Lebanon."
Israel Attacks in Syria ~ link ~ The alleged target of the new attack was also the P-800 Oniks Yakhont launchers and missiles supplied by Russia to Syria. The Israeli Navy, which is being reorganized, has no answer to this sophisticated defense weapon. Latakia is in front of Cyprus, a close ally of Israel, and next to the large Eastern Mediterranean Gas Fields. Israel is attempting to secure them for itself, and thus is interested in destroying weapons blocking its freedom of movement.
Nearby the attacked base was a chemical weapons production site. This fact explains the timing of the bombing. Today, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague announced that the dismantling of chemical weapons and installations in Syria had ended one day before the scheduled. The attack was timed so that no international workers of that organization would be in the area.
IAF strikes twice in Syria, 'Base Destroyed' ~ link
All Syrian chemical weapons production lines destroyed - OPCW ~ link ~ Also see ~ link ~ And this ~ link ~ Just in time for the latest Act of War against Syria by Israel!!! Stirling