– 42 Syrian soldiers dead in reported Israeli strike, opposition group says (CNN, May 6, 2013):
Damascus, Syria — Concern about the possibility of broader war in the Middle East grew Monday after reported airstrikes on Syrian military installations.
The reported strikes killed 42 Syrian soldiers, the opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Monday, citing medical sources. It said 100 people remained missing.
The Syrian government warned Sunday’s apparent strikes — which followed one last week attributed by Syria to Israel — “opens the door wide for all the possibilities.”
Syrian ally Iran warned of a “crushing response” while Russia called reports of Israeli involvement “very worrying.”