U.S. Officials: Hizbullah Moved Advanced Anti-Ship Missiles into Lebanon

(Wall Street Journal) Adam Entous, Charles Levinson and Julian E. Barnes - U.S. officials believe Hizbullah is smuggling advanced guided-missile systems into Lebanon from Syria piece by piece to evade an Israeli air campaign designed to stop them. As many as 12 antiship guided-missile systems have already been moved to Lebanon, according to previously undisclosed intelligence, while other systems that could target Israeli aircraft, ships and bases are being stored in expanded weapons depots under Hizbullah control in Syria. Such guided weapons would be a major step up from the unguided rockets Hizbullah now has. U.S. officials say Iran's Quds Force has been directly overseeing the shipments to Hizbullah warehouses in Syria.

2014-01-03 00:00:00

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