Syria Said to Send Arms Again to Lebanon Guerrillas

(New York Times) Syria has resumed weapons transfers to anti-Israel guerrillas based in Lebanon, including a covert shipment of weapons from Iran smuggled aboard a Syrian cargo plane that had delivered earthquake relief, American and Israeli officials say. The officials said a Syrian government plane that carried aid to Iran in late December had loaded up with small arms and possibly explosives intended for Hizballah and Hamas. American intelligence reports confirmed that a suspected terrorist training camp in Syria about 15 miles northwest of Damascus, bombed by Israeli warplanes in October, was being prepared for use by the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad.

2004-02-06 00:00:00

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