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Israel's deputy military chief warns against Syrian chemical arms
Israel's deputy military chief has warned that Syria's large chemical weapons stocks could be trained on Israel.
According toYair Naveh, Syria has the largest arsenal of chemical weapons in the world. If the Syrians had the chance, he said, they would "treat us the same way they treat their own people".
Syria has not declared its chemical weapons stocks so their exact size is not known. Among other things, Israel is worried that such weapons could fall into the hands of anti-Israel fighters should the Syrian government crumble.
Israeli radio stations and newspapers carried Naveh's remarks on Monday.
He delivered them Sunday night at a ceremony in Jerusalem commemorating fallen soldiers.