URGENT ¥¥¥ Hezbollah could get arms from Syrian 'chaos': Panetta

The United States is increasingly concerned that chaos in Syria could allow Hezbollah to obtain sophisticated weapons from the Damascus regime, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told AFP in an interview.

"The chaos in Syria has obviously created an environment where the possibility of these weapons, you know, going across the border and falling into the hands of Hezbollah has become a greater concern," said Panetta, who is due to retire this month from the Pentagon.