Syria alleges Israeli jet attack as internation donors pledge aid | Connect Asia

Syria alleges Israeli jet attack as internation donors pledge aid

Syria alleges Israeli jet attack as internation donors pledge aid

Updated 31 January 2013, 15:01 AEDT

Syria claims that Israeli jets have launched an attack on Syria, close to the border with Lebanon.

The escalation of conflict follows Israeli warnings that Syrian missiles and chemical weapons could fall into the hands of militants.

The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, has condemned what he calls the unrelenting horrors in Syria's violence, while international donors at a conference in Kuwait have pledged 1.5 billion dollars in aid.

Australia has pledged just 10 million dollars to Syria in additional humanitarian aid.

Correspondent: Mary Gearin

Speaker: Bob Carr, Australian Foreign Minister

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