Dr. Aaron Lerner Date: 30 April, 2007
Yediot Ahronot correspondent Arieh Egozi reports in today's edition [page 9] that foreign experts say Syria has built a huge underground compound that includes 30 steel reinforced concrete bunkers, production facilities, development labs and command posts. This new "rocket city" has missiles that can cover the entire area of Israel. In contrast to mobile deployment systems that are easy prey to air attacks, the bunker system is designed to enable Syria to launch many missiles against Israel before the IAF can take them out.
Syria has some 200 Scud B, 60 Scud C and an unknown quantity of North Korean made 700 kilometer range Scud D's. According to Egozi last February Israeli surveillance noted a Syrian launching of an improved Scud that is more accurate, can cause greater damage and is more difficult to intercept, terming it "a reason for great concern."
According to foreign experts, the chemical warheads for the rockets are stored in another location.
According to Israeli sources, Egozi reports, Syria recently received 100 C802 Chinese anti-ship cruise missiles from Iran.
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