Tag Archive for WMD

Iran Spying on Israel from Golan Heights

A recent U.S. report indicates Iran has established intelligence stations in several areas in the Middle East, including Syria’s Golan Heights.

By Elad Benari


Iran has been establishing signals intelligence stations in several parts of the Middle East, including the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, the U.S.-based World Tribune reports.

The Defense Department has indicated that one of the intelligence stations was established in the Golan Heights, close to Syria’s border with Israel, the report said.

The Pentagon’s counter-terrorist support office said the stations were established by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps together with Tehran’s leading ally, Syria, according to the World Tribune. Continue Reading »

Report: Obama Listened to Israel which Avoided Chemical War within Syria

Israeli surveillance identified Syria’s army preparing chemical bombs. Israel alerted the White House, who gained Russian support to stop Assad.

By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu


Israeli surveillance that spotted Syria preparing chemical bombs to load them on airplanes spurred President Barack Obama into action to win rare support from Russia to stop the plan, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

The report follows bits of information published over the past several weeks, according to which Syrian soldiers were spotted mixing chemicals, but details of Israeli surveillance and American involvement were not previously disclosed.

IDF commanders informed Washington in November, according to the newspaper, after satellite imagery showed Syrian soldiers filling 500-pound bombs with a substance that may have been the deadly “sarin” nerve gas. Continue Reading »

Report: US special forces preparing to join IDF elite operating in Syria

Israel’s real fear is that Syria’s chemical weapons will fall into the hands of the rebels, who are not the “good-guy freedom fighters” most in the West portray them to be.


By Ryan Jones


Various Western, Arab and Israeli media reports have been claiming for over a month now that Israeli special forces are on the ground in Syria in an effort to keep tabs on its chemical weapons stockpile.

IDF soldiers

IDF soldiers (illustration) – Photo courtesy I.D.F.

Those reports mesh well with news that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited neighboring Jordan this week to discuss with King Abdullah a possible air strike on the bulk of Syria’s weapons of mass destruction. Continue Reading »

Vice Prime Minister Ya’alon: US preparing for possible Syria intervention


Vice premier reports that the U.S. will intervene if chemical weapons are used on Syrian citizens, or if WMD’s fall into wrong hands

Jordan’s King Abdullah & PM Netanyahu met secretly to discuss Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal

Assad is reportedly seeking asylum in Venezuela.

By Daniel Siryoti, Shlomo Cesana, Eli Leon, News Agencies & Israel Hayom Staff



The U.S. is gearing up for a possible military intervention in Syria in the event that chemical weapons are used on Syrian citizens or alternately fall into the wrong hands, Strategic Affairs Minister and Vice Prime Minister Moshe (Bogie) Ya’alon told Israel Radio on Thursday.

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Germany Reports: elite Israeli, American, French units in Syria to take WMD

Opposition activists tell Al-Jazeera poisonous ‘Sarin-like gas’ sprayed by Assad’s forces in Homs neighborhood kills 7.

German weekly says elite French, American & I.D.F. units operating deep inside Syria will take control of Assad’s chemical arms arsenals.

By Ynet


Seven people were killed in Homs’ rebel-held neighborhood of al-Bayyada when they inhaled a poisonous gas sprayed by Syrian Army forces, opposition activists told Al-Jazeera early Monday.

Syrian treated for gas inhalation

Syrian treated for gas inhalation – Screenshot

According to the activists, scores of others suffered from side effects, including nausea, relaxed muscles, blurred vision, and breathing difficulties.

Residents said they did not know the nature of the gas sprayed. Continue Reading »

Israeli Defense Expert: Syria’s Chemical Weapons Are Secure

Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal is secure for now, says an Israel defense official, Amos Gilad.

At some point, the various splinter groups may begin to also fight each other. But for now, they are still united against a common enemy: Assad.

By Chana Ya’ar


According to Defense Ministry military expert Amos Gilad, for the moment, there appears to be a balance of power between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and opposition forces.

בסיס נשק כימי בספירה. קרבות ניטשו סביב המקום

Syrian Chemical weapon base

It is that delicate balance that is keeping the chemical weapons in check, Gilad told listeners in an interview broadcast Sunday morning on IDF Army Radio.  Continue Reading »

Report: Hezbollah Weapons Depot that Blew-up, Held Missiles Capable of Delivering Chemical Warheads

There’s a significant risk of proliferation to other groups, such as Hezbollah, which could pose a global terrorist threat


Two days after a mysterious explosion at a Hezbollah weapons depot in southern Lebanon, the Kuwaiti website Al Jarida is reporting that Israel bombed the site because Syria had transferred missiles there that were capable of being equipped with chemical warheads. The missiles had been moved into Lebanon from Syria in the last several months and were being held inside warehouses owned by farmers in the area.

A soldier wearing protective gear.

The report also claimed that Hezbollah has many additional warehouses across Lebanon that are used for the same purpose. Continue Reading »

Syrian defector reports: Assad’s regime transferred WMDs to Lebanon

Syrian defector says forces moved 100 kilos of lethal sarin gas from secret base in the direction of Lebanon

Yitzhak Benhorin


Syrian war escalates: According to Syrian sources, President Bashar Assad’s regime has developed special vehicles for moving and mixing chemical weapons, the Washington Post reported.

בסיס נשק כימי בספירה. קרבות ניטשו סביב המקום

Chemical weapon Syrian base

Post commentator, David Ignatius spoke to a Syrian source who received information from a Syrian defector who worked inside a chemical weapons network.

The source was speaking with Ignatius from his hiding place in an Arab country outside Syria, with the “hope of encouraging greater American involvement with the opposition.” Continue Reading »

Contrary to Western reports, Israel sees no Syrian chemical weapons threat

Israel’s Diplomatic-Security Bureau chief Amos Gilad says WMD are “still secure, but we need to monitor this”

Remarks come contrary to mainstream media saying weapons have been moved

Propaganda: Syrian rebels post videos alleging Syrian army used chemical munitions to kill civilians.

By Daniel Siryoti, Eli Leon, News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff


Syrian chemical weapons are still under the control of President Bashar al-Assad, contrary to reports saying Damascus could lose such arms in the chaos of civil war, Amos Gilad, head of the Defense Ministry Diplomatic-Security Bureau, said Sunday.

Syrian fighters check a tank they took after storming a military base in Aleppo on Nov.

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Syrian military arming their chemical weapons

NBC reports that Assad’s forces have ‘loaded chemical weapons into bombs’ and are now awaiting orders to strike rebels with deadly sarin gas-bombs

By Ynet


Could Syrian President Bashar Assad be gearing to use chemical weapons on rebel forces? NBC News reported Wednesday that the Syrian military “has loaded the precursor chemicals for sarin, a deadly nerve gas, into aerial bombs.”

Archives Photo: AP

Archives – Photo: AP

Citing US intelligence officials, the report said that Assad, who has been fighting to stay in power since March 2011, is prepared to use chemical weapons against his own people.

Syria is believed to have the largest stockpile of non-conventional weapons in the world, and according to the report, Damascus’ military is now awaiting the president’s order to strike rebel forces. Continue Reading »

Report: Jordan says ‘No’ to Israel’s request to Bomb Syrian WMDs

The Atlantic reports: Israel asked for Jordan’s approval to bomb Syria’s chemical weapons caches.  Reportedly, Jordan said ‘no’.

By Chana Ya’ar


Israel has consulted with Jordan twice over the issue of Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal, according to a report published Monday by The Atlantic, both times with plans to take out multiple sites. According to intelligence officials in two countries quoted by correspondent Jeff Goldberg, “Israel has been seeking Jordan’s ‘permission’ to bomb these sites, but the Jordanians have so far declined” to agree.

As Goldberg pointed out, Israel does not need Jordan’s approval to bomb an arsenal that could prove to be an existential threat to its citizens. Continue Reading »

Pentagon Report: US puts Syrian unconventional weapons contingencies in place

Pentagon’s concern over Assad’s WMD stockpiles growing; Washington officials say that if the war escalates further, US may choose to send in troops to secure weapons depots

By Yitzhak Benhorin


WASHINGTON – The Pentagon has made contingency plans to ensure that Syria’s massive unconventional weapons stockpiles are secure, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.

Syrian President Bashar Assad Photo: EPA

Syrian President Bashar Assad – Photo: EPA

According to the report, the United States Department of Defense plans to send small teams of special operations troops into Syria should Washington feels that the depots are no longer secure, or that Syrian President Bashar Assadplans to use them on rebel forces. Continue Reading »

The US believes Syria is moving part of their chemical stockpile

Officials concerned that Syria is moving  stockpiles of sarin nerve agent, mustard gas & cyanide, shows intent to use weapons; others suggest he’s safeguarding them, ‘The Wall Street Journal’ reports.


WASHINGTON- US officials said that Syria has started to move part of its chemical weapons arsenal out of storage facilities, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

Chemical WMDs (illustrative) - Photo: Reuters

Chemical WMDs (illustrative) – Photo: Reuters

The country’s undeclared stockpiles of sarin nerve agent, mustard gas and cyanide have long worried US officials and their allies in the region, the report said.

Western nations have looked for signs amid the rebellion against President Bashar Assad’s government of any change in the location of those weapons, believed to be the world’s largest stockpile.

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