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  • Israel Air Force hits SS-21 batteries, first attack in Syrian war on nuclear-capable missiles

    02/25/2014 4:19:13 AM PST · by Diogenesis · 30 replies
    DEBKA ^ | February 25, 2014 | Western sources
    Western sources: Israel Air Force hits SS-21 batteries, first attack in Syrian war on nuclear-capable missiles Western military and intelligence sources report that Israeli Air Force strikes in Lebanon and Syria overnight Monday, Feb. 24 came on the heels of the first use in the three-year Syrian war of a Russian-made nuclear-capable Tochka (Point) surface missile - NATO-coded SS-21 Scarab - which carries a 480-kilo warhead with a range of 70 km. These missiles were fired earlier Monday in the Syrian-Hizballah battle for Yabroud. There was no information about the effect of the Israeli strikes.
  • Pentagon: Syria's hundreds of missiles make it a 'regional threat'

    02/13/2010 4:56:49 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 283+ views
    Geo Strategy Direct ^ | 1/13/2010 | Geo Strategy Direct
    The U.S. intelligence community has determined that Syria has become a regional missile threat. Officials said the intelligence community has concluded that Syria could attack every one of its neighbors with short- and medium-range ballistic missiles. They said the Syrian surface-to-surface weapons could be enhanced with biological and chemical warheads. "All of Syria's missiles are mobile and can reach much of Israel and large portions of Iraq, Jordan and Turkey from launch sites well within the country," a report by the Defense Department said. The Pentagon report, citing assessments by its Defense Intelligence Agency, said Syria's missile arsenal consists of...
  • Russians move 2 SS-21 Medium Range Ballistic Missile Launchers into South Ossetia

    08/11/2008 8:19:25 PM PDT · by Flavius · 140 replies · 949+ views
    word press ^ | 8/11/08 | word press
    Col. Sam Gardiner notes, in an interview with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now, Russia has deployed tactical nuclear weapons to South Ossetia. The SS-21 Missile launchers are relatively small compared to bombs that have already been used against Georgia by the Russian air force. However, this move does indicate Russia is potentially upping the game from a conventional weapons war to a tactical nuclear weapons war. Gardiner notes that at a news conference on Sunday, the US Deputy National Security advisor has noted these weapons arriving in South Ossetia. Business Wire confirms the subject matter of the news briefing...
  • Syrian Axis of Terror

    09/18/2003 2:25:24 AM PDT · by kattracks · 8 replies · 233+ views ^ | 9/18/03 | John Bolton
    The United States views with "serious concern" Syria's expanding weapons of mass destruction (WMD) capabilities and its continued state sponsorship of terrorism, the State Department's top arms control official says.Testifying September 16 before a House International Relations subcommittee, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security John Bolton said Syria also has taken "a series of hostile actions" toward Coalition forces in Iraq.He said Syria allowed military equipment to flow into Iraq on the eve of and during the war, and has "permitted volunteers to pass into Iraq to attack and kill our service members during the...