According to the Israelis, they used an airstrike south of Mount Hermon to attack a convoy of trucks carrying weapons to Hezbollah in Lebanon. According to the Syrians, Israel flew around Mount Hermon and bombed a military research facility in Damascus province.
According to the Israelis, the convoy was traveling on a highway near the border and the attack was very rapid. According to the Syrians, the Israeli planes flew in under the radar to attack the research facility.
The Syrians never acknowledged the attack on the convoy, and the Israelis deny the attack on the facility in Jamraya. All that is known for certain at this point is that Israeli planes flew into Syrian air space and dropped some bombs. With very limited access inside Syria for independent journalists, it is impossible to verify anything.
Also announced in the past 24 hours, this time from the opposition, is an allegation that the bodies of 65 young men were found along the banks of a river. Most had their hands bound and were shot in the head. The opposition has posted photos of shrouded bodies on the web. At the beginning of the civil war, the regime routinely arrested dissidents and later dumped their bodies near or in rivers. The one exception was the bodies of two adolescent boys who were dumped on their parents’ doorsteps.