Israeli Army Official: Syria's Advanced Weaponry could be Transferred to Hizbullah

Posted on: May 22, 2012 at 23:49
The Israeli army’s deputy chief of staff, Maj.-Gen. Yair Naveh, expressed fears on Tuesday that the Syrian regime could transfer to Hizbullah advanced weaponry that it is still in control of.

''The missile, rocket and chemical capabilities are remarkably still under the control of the current regime,'' The Jerusalem Post quoted Naveh as telling a defense conference.

''These have already been transferred to the Syrians and may one day be transferred from Syria to Hizbullah,'' Naveh said.

The proliferation of these systems should be a source of concern not just for Israel, but also the entire world, he added.

Naveh also said that Hizbullah has today 60,000 rockets and missiles, including a number of M600s that have superior range and a high level of accuracy.

He warned of the growing threat of GPS jammers throughout the region which he said could undermine the Israeli army's ability to accurately hit targets inside Lebanon, Gaza or Syria in a future war.

''The IDF is investing in accurate firepower from the air and precise munitions from the ground,'' he said. ''We will need tens of thousands of precision guided munitions and will need to overcome GPS jamming.''
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