IDF chief: If Syria's chemical weapons get loose, broader military campaign could follow

According to Gantz, a military strike in the event of a transfer of chemical weapons, could lead to an unintentionally “broad campaign” if the IDF were to attack a number of targets.

“There is a possibility that we will find it hard to locate (the shipments of transferred chemical weapons) and if you work broadly you can quite quickly find yourself in a campaign that is broader than you had intended.”

Gantz said it was important to take into account “what will be left over after we act, and into which hands it has gotten into.”