Syria says there is 'no truth' that Israeli airstrike targeted convoy heading to Lebanon

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.

Bashar Ja'afari said in identical letters to the U.N. secretary-general and the Security Council, circulated Thursday, that Israeli aircraft flying at low altitude headed to the research center and bombed it, killing two employees and injuring five others.