Blogs of War ThreatStream – Monitoring Weapons Smuggling, Chemical Weapons, Biological Weapons, and Missiles in Syria


Syria is a conventional (and possibly chemical) weapons proliferation nightmare that will impact the region and beyond for an extended period of time. This monitor looks at the issue from three different angles:

General conversation about weapons in syria – This is a catchall but is primarily focused on conventional weapons. It looks for terms like guns, weapons, grenade, explosives, anti-personnel, weapon sales, Russian weapons, Chinese weapons, etc.

Weapons smuggling – Weapons are moving in and around Syria at an alarming rate and this problem will only grow as the opposition to Assad’s regime drags on.

Chemical, Biological, and Missiles – This monitor looks for chatter about weapons of mass destruction, missile activity, chatter about specific Russian missiles, scuds, launches, surface to air, shoulder-launched missiles etc.

Launch the monitor here.

by John Little on 6/03/2012

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