Hizbullah has reportedly recently deployed advanced Syrian-made surface-to-surface missiles on Lebanese territory that are capable of hitting almost any target in Israel.
The report carried by the British defense weekly magazine « Jane’s » said the projectiles are a clone of Iran’s Fateh-110 missile which has a range of 250 kilometers and carries a 500-kg warhead capable of causing significant damage and distinguishing the levels of precision of the objectives.
Jane’s military correspondent Alon Ben-David quoted Israeli military sources as confirming that the type M-600 missiles were deployed in Lebanon for the first time.
« Syria puts no limits on arms supplies to Hizbullah, and therefore, we must understand that any kind of combat weapons in the possession of the Syrian army will ultimately reach Hizbullah, » Ben-David quoted an Israeli military source as saying.
Ben-David said Israel has expressed concern over Syrian weapons supplies to Hizbullah, including Russia-made medium-range surface-to-sea missiles type SS-N-26 Yakhont and defense system SA-2.
He pointed out that since 2006 Israel has continued to warn that it will « see the deployment of new air defense systems in Lebanon as a change in the balance of power in the region. »