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Netanyahu vows to keep weapons from Hezbollah

JERUSALEM -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted yesterday that he will not allow "dangerous weapons" to reach Lebanon's Hezbollah militants, following reports that Israel carried out an airstrike in northern Syria against a shipment of missiles.

The airstrike in Latakia reportedly targeted Russian Yakhont anti-ship missiles, a type of advanced weapon that Israeli officials have previously said they would not allow to reach Syria. It would be the fourth known airstrike against Syria this year.

Asked about the reports on the CBS-TV show "Face the Nation," Netanyahu refused to confirm or deny Israeli involvement in the latest airstrike. -- AP

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