Syria accused of arming Hezbollah from secret bases

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Hezbollah is running weapons, including surface-to-surface missiles, from secret arms depots in Syria to its bases in Lebanon, according to security sources.

The Times has been shown satellite images of one of the sites, a compound near the town of Adra, northeast of Damascus, where militants have their own living quarters, an arms storage site and a fleet of lorries reportedly used to ferry weapons into Lebanon.

The military hardware is either of Syrian origin or sent from Iran by sea, via Mediterranean ports, or by air, via Damascus airport. The arms are stored at the Hezbollah depot and then trucked into Lebanon.

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Posted May 28, 2010 at 12:00 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. AnglicanFirst wrote:

The inaction of the of the major world powers in this matter is ‘self-incriminating.’  ‘Open source’ documentation of the existance of this threat to Israel and to ‘world peace’ make attempts nation-states to deny its existance or to pretend that ‘nothing is happening’ are ludicrous.

These new missiles, imported from/made in Iran are based upon Chinese technology and are highly destructive.  These are not World War II Soviet Katyusha short-range artillery rockets.  These are road transportable and highly destructive rockets that have the range to ‘rain down’ destructive explosive power on any part of Israel.

Road transportable means that they will be at least as hard to locate and destroy as the Scud missiles used by Iraq during the First Gulf War.  The only way to really ‘get at’ these missiles is by putting Israeli special forces and infantry ‘on the ground’ in Lebanon, and quite likely Syria, and by using Israeli strike aircraft.

can anybody spell ‘threat of general war?’”

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