"... TEL AVIV — Israel has determined that the Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah acquired the extended-range Scud D ballistic missile from Syria. A senior Israeli official asserted that Hizbullah obtained an unspecified number of Scud Ds from Syrian military arsenals.
“It can strike Israel from anywhere in Lebanon,” Gilad said.Amos Gilad, head of the Defense Ministry’s Political-Military Directorate, said the Scud D contained a warhead of 150 kilograms and could fly 700 kilometers.
In an address to the Israel Missile Defense Association on Feb. 26, Gilad said Hizbullah recently acquired the Scud Ds. He did not elaborate.
This marked the first Israeli report that Syria transferred its top missile to Hizbullah in Lebanon. Officials said Scud D, produced in Syria with North Korean assistance, could be fitted with a biological or chemical warhead.
“We are not discussing the older missiles deployed by the Syrian Army, but a missile with a range of 700 kilometers and a warhead of 150 kilograms or more,” Gilad said.
On Jan. 30, Israel was said to have struck Syrian military facilities as well as a convoy of advanced weapons headed for Hizbullah in Lebanon. At the time, Israel was warning of Hizbullah’s attempts to acquire the Buk-M air
defense system, deemed one of the most advanced in the Syrian arsenal...."
Thursday, February 28, 2013
'Hizbullah got Scud D missiles from Syria with 700 km range'
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