The alleged bombing – reports by Arab media were not immediately confirmed – came hours after a U.N. commission of inquiry released a report accusing the regime of responsibility for last April’s deadly sarin gas attack in Khan Sheikhun that prompted President Trump to order a cruise missile strike on a Syrian airbase.
According to the reports, the target of the Israeli bombing was a facility of the Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC, aka CERS, the acronym for its French name) near the town of Masyaf.
U.S. intelligence has linked the SSRC to Assad’s non-conventional weapons programs. The George W. Bush administration in 2005 designated the SSRC under executive order 13382, which deals with support for weapons of mass destruction proliferation.
The U.S. Treasury Department, when designating SSRC subsidiaries two years later, described the SSRC as “the Syrian government agency responsible for developing and producing non-conventional weapons and the missiles to deliver them.Read more at CNSNews