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Syria Denies Israeli Airstrike Targeted Lebanon-Bound Convoy

They insist the strike went after a research center

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Syria's U.N. ambassador says there is "no truth" to reports that an Israeli airstrike last week which seriously damaged a scientific research center had targeted a convoy heading to neighboring Lebanon.

Israel has all but confirmed it was behind the airstrike a few miles from the Syrian capital, Damascus.

U.S. officials have said the Israelis struck a military research center and a convoy next to it carrying anti-aircraft weapons destined for the Islamic militant group Hezbollah in Lebanon.

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