Israel Informed U.S. of Planned Air Strike in Syria, American Official Tells the New York Times

A number of sources from within Syria and outside its borders claim Israel launched two air strikes in Syria; Israel hasn't confirmed or denied the reports; several rebel sources, including commander in Damascus area, says authorities are lying and that only attacks at Jamraya research site launched by insurgents.

Israel informed the United States of its plans to attack a military target inside Syria prior to launching an airstrike on a military research center outside Damascus, a U.S. official speaking on condition of anonymity told the New York Times late on Wednesday. Neither State Department nor the Defense Department in the United States have formally commented on reports of the Israeli attack.