Syria: fortified missile city?

Syria has built a secret fortified complex buried deep underground to manufacture and store ballistic missiles capable of striking Israel, the Israeli newspaper Yediot Aharonot quoted “foreign experts” as saying April 30. The complex supposedly includes 30 reinforced concrete bunkers, production facilities, development laboratories and command posts. According to the report, Syria has been buying Scud missiles from North Korea, and Chinese C-802 missiles (the same used by Hezbollah to hit an Israeli warship in last year’s war) from Iran, as well as building its own. It has also developed chemical warheads for its missiles, according to the report. The report failed to give the location of the supposed complex. (AFP, April 30)

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