Syria accused Israel on Thursday of conducting an overnight strike on a military base said by analysts to house chemical weapons and advanced missiles. The Syrian military reported the attack, saying it had left two people dead near the town of Masyaf in western Syria and had caused unspecified material damage. Israeli officials did not comment on the strike, but a Syrian monitoring group and a former

Israeli official said it had targeted a research site that produced chemical weapons. Israel has repeatedly hit targets in Syria during the country’s six-year civil war, most of them thought to be weapons convoys belonging to Hezbollah, the Lebanese militant group that is one of Israel’s fiercest enemies. READ MORE