DEBKAfile December 28, 2012, 6:06 PM (GMT+02:00)
Assad’s forces fired at least two Iranian-made, short-range Fateh A-110 ballistic missiles against Syrian rebels, two U.S. military officials told CNN Friday. Armed with inertial and electro-optical terminal systems, they are more accurate than the Scuds used by government forces in recent weeks to within 100 meters of their targets. They also save aircraft, some of which have been shot down by rebels with anti-air weapons. DEBKAfile adds: The Fateh A-110s, also in the hands of Hizballah, have a 300 km range.