An award-winning Syrian journalist, Nizar Najoef, has defected to a Western European country. Upon defecting, he told the Dutch press that his best sources told him that Iraq had hid its WMDs in three sites in Syria:
1) Tunnels under al-Baida, two kilometers from Misyaf Village near Hama in northern Syria. This site is said to have an underground facility and rumored to have been built by the North Koreans to store and produce Scud missiles. Iraqi ballistic missiles are said by Najoef to be at this location.
2) Tai Snan, north of Salamija, between Hama and Salamiyyah. Najoef says this is a secret Syrian Air Force base and factory.
3) Sjinsjam located on the Lebanese border south of Homs. Najoef says this site is under the control of Brigade 661 of the Air Force’s Air Patrol.
These are the same three sites identified by Generals Tom Mcinerney and Paul Vallely in their book, “End Game.” The individual claiming to be Iraqi General Ali Ibrahim al-Tikriti, said to have defected in 1990, says his sources also identified these three sites. Of course, to be fair, this can be seen either as circular reporting, or as corroboration. The investigation continues.