Monday, July 17, 2006

Hezbollah’s Weapon Capabilities

Over at SimplyJews, they have a quick assessment of Hezbollah’s weapon capabilities and backers. A Very good read and you can take a look at the whole article in its entirety here.
“London-based Arabic-language newspaper al-Sharq al-Awsat quoted a senior Iranian army official as saying that The Islamic republic'Â’s Revolutionary Guard set up dozens of advanced rocket and missile bases in the Lebanon Valley and along the border with Israel. Between 1992 and 2005 Hizbullah received some 11,500 missiles and rockets, 400 short and mid-range artillery shells as well as rocket launchers. According to the report, Iran transferred some 40 different types of missiles and rockets to Hizbullah over the years.

In 2005, for instance, Hizbullah received the first shipment of huge 333 millimeter rocket launchers, as well as large quantities of ant-aircraft SAM-7 shoulder missiles and C-802 missiles, originally manufactured in China. The C-802 was used in the recent attack on the Israeli Navy ship off the Lebanon coast.”

1 comment:

Yasser said...

i am sure this is only the tip of the iceberg of what they have gotten as arsenal...it is truly scary.