Barak: 'Syria and Hizbullah gaining strength'

Ehud Barak said on Tuesday during an armored corps exercise in the Golan that Syria and Hizbullah are gaining significant strength and this is the reason that the IDF is holding vast drill operations in the Golan Heights. "We are closely following developments to establish whether Hizbullah has received advanced weapons from Syria into southern Lebanon", said Barak, apparently hinting at the possibility that Hizbullah has acquired anti-aircraft missiles.