An elite Syrian unit that
runs the government's chemical arms program has been scattering
the weapons to dozens of sites across the country, potentially
complicating US plans for air strikes, the Wall Street Journal
The newspaper, citing unnamed US officials and lawmakers
briefed on the intelligence, said on its website on Thursday
that a secretive military group known as Unit 450 had been
moving the stocks around for months to help avoid detection of
US and Israeli intelligence agencies and Middle Eastern
officials still believe they know the location of most of the
government's chemical weapons supply, the Journal said.
But "we know a lot less than we did six months ago about
where the chemical weapons are," one official was quoted as
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