Israel Concerned Hizbullah May Move Syrian Arms to Lebanon

(Jerusalem Post) Yaakov Katz - Concern is mounting in Israel that Hizbullah will move sophisticated weaponry, including Scud missiles, from Syria to Lebanon to protect them from being captured by rebels or other rogue elements in the event of Assad's downfall. Syria is believed to have allocated a number of Scud D missiles - the most advanced missile in its arsenal - to Hizbullah in 2010 but they have been stored in bases in Syria. Syrian Scud Ds have a range of about 700 km. and can carry non-conventional warheads. Israel's concern also focuses on the possibility that Syria's arsenal of chemical weapons will fall into rogue hands.

2012-06-13 00:00:00

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