Friday, March 9, 2007


Israel: Syria Deploying Thousands of Rockets on Border - Ron Bousso
Syria has positioned on its border with Israel thousands of rockets capable of striking major towns across northern Israel, Israeli military and government sources said. This deployment, coupled with other recent reports of Syrian troop mobilization, is seen in Israel as an indication that Damascus may be preparing for future "low intensity warfare," they said. "We have noticed that in recent months Syria has deployed hundreds, possibly thousands, of medium- and long-range rockets along the border," one military source said. "Many of the rockets are hidden in underground chambers and in camouflaged silos." Syria has built a system of fortified underground tunnels along its border with Israel. According to the sources, such a massive deployment of well-entrenched rockets poses "a real strategic threat" to Israel. (AFP/Yahoo)

See also Syria Arms for War - Aluf Benn
In an interview, former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he tends to accept the assessment of Mossad espionage agency head Meir Dagan that Syria is not heading toward peace. Netanyahu quotes intelligence assessments that the Syrian military acquisitions budget has increased tenfold. (Ha'aretz)

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