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Israeli minister implicitly confirms Syria bombing raid

Published on Feb 3, 2013 7:02 PM

MUNICH, Germany (AFP) - Israel's outgoing Defence Minister Ehud Barak implicitly confirmed on Sunday an Israeli air strike on a military site in Syria.

Barak refrained from a direct confirmation but told the Munich Security Conference that it was "another proof that when we say something we mean it".

"I cannot add anything to what you have read in the newspapers about what happened in Syria several days ago," Barak told participants.

But he added: "It's another proof that when we say something we mean it. We say that we don't think that it should be allowable to bring advanced weapon systems into Lebanon, the Hezbollah from Syria, when Syrian President Bashar al-Assad falls."

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