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Syria boosts chemical weapons security: Israel

Israel is afraid militants like Lebanon`s Hezbollah could seize Syria`s chemical weapons should the central government in Damascus collapse.



Zeenews Bureau

Jerusalem: Israel on Tuesday revealed that the Syrian Army has increased security around the country`s chemical weapons stocks.

According to Israeli Chief of the General Staff, Lt Gen Benny Gantz, anti-Israel militant groups have not raided chemical weapons stocks, which are still being controlled by the Syrian regime.

He, however, added that the scenario could change.

Gantz made this remarks to Parliament`s foreign affairs and defence committee.

His comments were relayed by a meeting participant who spoke on condition of anonymity to disclose remarks made behind closed doors.

Israel is afraid militants like Lebanon`s Hezbollah could seize Syria`s chemical weapons should the central government in Damascus collapse.

In recent days, Israeli leaders have warned that they would be prepared to attack the weapons depots to prevent that from happening.

(With Agency inputs)

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