Israel Concerned That Islamic Militants Could Acquire Chemical Weapons in Syria

Iron Dome defense systems deployed, diplomats sent to Moscow


JERUSALEM: Israel is increasingly worried that Syrian chemical weapons could fall into the hands of extremist militants and is taking military and diplomatic steps to prevent it, local media and a security source said Monday.

Two batteries of Israel's Iron Dome missile defence system have been deployed to the north of the country in case military action against targets in neighbouring Syria or Lebanon becomes necessary, a security source told AFP on condition of anonymity.