Israel: Assad Preparing to Use Chemical Arms

(Ha'aretz) Gili Cohen - The head of Israel's military intelligence, Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, said on Thursday that Syrian President Bashar Assad is preparing to make use of his chemical weapons. Much of Syria is now under rebel control, Kochavi told the Herzliya Conference. To date, the Syrian military has fired 70 Scud and M-600 missiles on populated areas of the country, Kochavi said. Hundreds of fighters from a special Hizbullah unit are on Syrian soil, he added. In addition, Hizbullah operatives have trained a 50,000-strong Syrian "people's army" that has been operating for the past six months.

2013-03-14 00:00:00

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