Syria Applying Lessons of the Second Lebanon War

[Ha'aretz] Aluf Benn and Shmuel Rosner - The Syrians are adjusting their armed forces according to what they saw in the Second Lebanon War. According to Israeli intelligence experts, the Syrian army is busy raising the level of readiness, stepping up training and arming itself with up-to-date weapons, especially anti-tank missiles. "They're arming themselves with all the weapons that Hizbullah successfully used against us," one source said. The Syrians have also deployed more forces in the area of the buffer zone near the Israeli border, and have improved their positions. But according to the same sources, the Syrian preparations are defensive in nature.

2007-05-11 01:00:00

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