Syria: Chemical Weapons Facility Underway

Ad Feedback - JERUSALEM, Israel - A defense analyst group reported that Syria has a chemical weapons plant under construction, next to a large missile base.

Jane's Information Group said the satellite images showed the "defining features of a chemical weapons facility.

Satellite images of Syria's al-Safir plant have been captured between 2005 and 2008.

According to those images, al-Safir's chemical weapons production facility is located next to a missile base that houses most of the country's long-range Scud D ballistic missiles in fortified underground bunkers.

The Scud D, which has a 700-kilometer - 435-MILE - range, is able to target all of Israel, which is 470 kilometers - ABOUT 290 MILES - from north to south and 135 kilometers - ABOUT 85 MILES - at its widest point between the Dead Sea and the Mediterranean.

Source: The Jerusalem Post

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