Raid on Syria will not affect Israel – defence minister
Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak said Monday he did not believe the reported US commando raid in Syria would affect Israel, reported dpa.
Barak declined to say whether the US had given Israel prior notice of the raid, which he called part of the global struggle against radical Islamic terrorism.
"This is apparently part of the continuation of the struggle which is taking place today on the entire globe really against radical Islamic terror," he told Israel Radio.
Asked if the US had notified Israel, he replied: "I don't want to get into anything of that sort."
Referring to the global struggle against radical Islamic militants, he added: "The less we talk about it, the more efficient it will be."
According to Syria, helicopter-born US commandoes raided a building in the Syrian village of Al-Sukkariya, some eight kilometres from the Iraqi border Sunday afternoon.
According to the state-run news agency SANA, eight people were killed included a married couple, their four children, and two men in the attack at the village on Sunday.
There was no initial comment by the American side to the reported attack. But if confirmed, it would be the first time ever that US forces had carried out an attack on Syrian soil.