Israel Targets Syrian Scientific Research Center

(Ynet News) Roi Kais and Yoav Zitun - The Syrian army confirmed media reports claiming Israeli planes carried out a strike on Syria's Scientific Studies and Research Center (CERS) near the city of Hama, which is responsible for research and development of nuclear, biological, chemical and missile technology and weapons. Maj.-Gen. (ret.) Amos Yadlin, former chief of Israeli military intelligence, said, "The reported attack overnight is unusual. This is a military-scientific Syrian site in which they produce, among other things, precision missiles.... The factory that was attacked also manufactures chemical weapons and explosives barrels that have killed thousands of Syrian civilians. If it was an Israeli attack, it is finally an Israeli moral statement about the massacre in Syria." According to military analyst Ron Ben Yishai, the center is a potential site for a planned Iranian precision missile factory to beef up Hizbullah's arsenal. Israel recently warned that it would not tolerate the establishment of such a facility on Syrian soil.

2017-09-07 00:00:00

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