Syria Building More Missiles, But Unlikely to Attack Israel

[AP/International Herald Tribune] Syria is producing more rockets and preparing its army for possible armed conflict with Israel, but is unlikely to initiate an attack, the head of the Israel Defense Ministry's Political-Military Bureau, Maj.-Gen. (res.) Amos Gilad, said Saturday. In an alliance with Iran, Syria also continues to help arm Hizbullah, despite a UN arms embargo, and supports the violent Palestinian groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad, he said.

2007-07-02 01:00:00

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