Chem and bio are in some ways kissing cousins, so when we hear that Israel hit a Syrian research center involved with chemical weapons, we perk up. The damage to the chem center is thought to be collateral.
From the Washington Post – “An Israeli airstrike in Syria last week targeted a shipment of weapons and caused minor collateral damage to a nearby research center that deals with chemical weapons, two U.S. officials said Sunday. Syrian television showed images of broken glass and other damage at the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center, which is suspected of involvement in developing missiles to carry chemical weapons. But the video contained no evidence of a crater or the type of damage that would have been expected from a direct bombing.”