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Syria threatens to retaliate after Israeli strike

31 January 2013 Last updated at 22:55 GMT

Syria has threatened to retaliate after Israeli warplanes reportedly crossed over its border and launched an attack close to the capital Damascus.

President Assad's government said the target was a military facility but other reports said the Israeli jets bombed a convoy carrying weapons to Lebanon.

The episode has heightened fears that Syria's civil war is destabilising the wider region.

The BBC's Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen reports.