An American official told the New York Times Saturday that the Israeli air strike over Syria Thursday targeted a consignment of Fateh-110 missiles from Iran that was waiting at Damascus International airport for dispatch to Hizballah. He was quoting intelligence reports. The solid-fuel missile could reach Tel Aviv and much of Israel from southern Lebanon. An Israeli official earlier confirmed that Israeli warplanes had struck a shipment of advanced long-range surface missiles.

In late January, Israeli jets struck a convoy carrying SA-17 antiaircraft weapons from Syria to Lebanon.