With Syria entangled in civil war, Israeli military expects no reaction to airstrike

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A senior Israeli military officer says he doesn't expect a Syrian or Lebanese response to an airstrike attributed to Israel earlier this week.

The officer said Wednesday there was no "logic" to such a move at this time, with both the Syrian military and Hezbollah guerrillas knee-deep in battling a Sunni insurgency in Syria. He said Hezbollah has the capability, but not the motivation, to harm Israel. He spoke anonymously according to military guidelines.

The Syrian military says Israeli warplanes struck near Damascus' international airport, as well as outside a town close to the Lebanese border.

As is its practice, Israel neither confirmed nor denied the report. But Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon cryptically warned Tuesday that Israel "will not allow red lines to be crossed that endanger Israel's security."