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August 24, 2006

Israeli Report Proves Hizbullah Used Russian Weapons

Filed under: Global Jihad, Islam, Israel, Mellemøsten, Terror — limewoody @ 7:13 am

Israel has provided Moscow with documents and pictures that prove Hizbullah
used Russian weapons intended for the Syrian army during the month-long war
in Lebanon, according to a report published Sunday.
An Israeli delegation presented the evidence during a recent visit to
Moscow, said the report in the nation’s second-largest Maariv daily, quoting
unnamed top security officials.

“Photographs of entire rockets, boxes and many rocket packages were shown to
the Russians, including bills of lading from Russia that confirm that these
are Russian-made rockets intended for shipment to the Syrian army,” it said.

“Jerusalem officials hope that President (Vladimir) Putin will draw the
necessary conclusions and stop supplying rockets and ammunition to Syria
immediately,” it said, adding that an arms shipment is due to arrive in
Syria from Russia over the next several weeks.

Israeli officials have repeatedly said Hizubllah got top Russian military
equipment by way of Syria, but Moscow has vehemently denied the charge.

“Our system of control over arms exports is among the most reliable, and
excludes any possibility of arms winding up somewhere other than where they
were intended,” the foreign ministry said on August 10.

Iran and Syria are considered the main backers of Hizubllah, though both
deny supplying the group with weapons.

Via IMRA 

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