JIM HOLLANDER/EPA - An Israeli soldier holds two gas mask kits he picked up as he travels through the central bus station in Jerusalem on Jan. 30, 2013. Media reports that thousands of Israelis are renewing their gas masks as reports circulate of an Israeli air force strike on an arms convoy inside Syria.
By Babak Dehghanpisheh and Joel Greenberg, Updated: Wednesday, January 30, 1:09 PM
BEIRUT — Israeli aircraft fired at a truck convoy along the Lebanon-Syria border early Wednesday, a Western official and a former Lebanese security official said, days after a cabinet minister warned Israel might take action to prevent the transfer of chemical weapons to Islamic militants from inside Syria.
The former Lebanese official said the missile from an unmanned aircraft struck a truck carrying weapons. The truck was on the Syrian side of the border heading toward Lebanon, according to the former official, who said he had been briefed on the incident by high-ranking Lebanese security officials.