US and Jordan are preparing a plan to penetrate the Syrian territory with special unit to neutralize the arsenal of chemical weapons of Syria, Financial Times reported on Friday.
According to the newspaper "Israel" is playing active role in these plans.
"Some experts suggest up to 75,000 troops might be needed in such an operation", emphasizes the newspaper.
It is to be recalled that information has previously been reported about the presence of US special forces in Jordan. Jordanian authorities have explained the emergence of American military due to exercises.
Meanwhile, the newspaper points out that according to available information, the Pentagon some time ago has formulated a "secret plan" to "secure" Syria's chemical weapons arsenal in the event of the state structures collapse in this country.
The newspaper notes that Damascus is not a party to the International Chemical Weapons Convention, so there is no independent verification of what it possesses. "Independent experts believe it has the largest and most advanced chemical warfare programme in the Arab world", emphasizes the Financial Times.
Experts point to the difficulties in establishing external control over the Syrian chemical weapons.
"First, it would require suppression of the regime's powerful air defenses. Second, Syria's chemical weapons are located in a number of sites around country. Syria has five chemical agent manufacturing plants and between 20 and 30 storage sites, according to western officials. A third difficulty would arise if western nations were to try to destroy the sites through aerial bombing. Many of the sites are hardened against air strikes and would require the use of bunker-buster bombs, which also carry risks", concludes the London newspaper.
It is to be recalled that earlier Jordan, US, Europe, and "Israel" have repeatedly and publicly expressed concern about the "threat of capture of chemical weapons by al-Qaeda".
According to the BBC News units of Mujahideen, called by BBC News Salafis, are active in Damascus and other parts of Syria.
Department of Monitoring