Fri Mar 1, 2013, 09:31 PM
UnrepentantLiberal (11,700 posts)
Syria crisis: European countries expected to start arming rebels
Source: The Gaurdian
Some European countries are expected to break with Washington and start supplying the Syrian rebels with weapons in the next few months, the representative of the Syrian opposition in Britain has told the Guardian.
The National Coalition's London representative, Walid Saffour, predicted that by the next meeting of the western and Arab Friends of Syria group in Turkey, due in late spring or early summer, "there will be a breakthrough that will end the restrictions of the European countries".
"This would be for the ammunition we require, the quality weapons we need to deter the Syrian regime from using aeroplanes and Scud missiles to bomb villages and bakeries," Saffour said. "We on the ground are advancing steadily but we are suffering from a lack of ammunition. We expect that to change at the next Friends of Syria meeting in Istanbul."
Another opposition figure involved in supplying the rebels said there had been a noticeable relaxation in recent days of the strict restrictions the US and Turkey had put on arms flows over the Turkish border. He claimed a Syrian army helicopter and a Mig warplane had been shot down in the past two days, for the first time by imported missiles.
Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/01/syria-crisis-european-countries-rebels
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Response to David__77 (Reply #7)
Fri Mar 1, 2013, 11:41 PM
aquart (67,508 posts)
9. Uh...tell me more about this Syrian shootout.
I don't know anything about it except the one million refugees. But that could be State Department and UN propaganda. I mean, all hungry displaced children look alike.