Fatah Al Sham Front Commander Admits US Gives TOW Missiles to Terrorists

Fatah Al Sham Front Commander Admits US Gives TOW Missiles to Terrorists
Tue Sep 27, 2016 13:01:02

The United States provided Fatah al-Sham Front terror group, formerly known as the al-Nusra Front, with TOW anti-tank missiles, which they use against Syrian army and other targets in the war-hit country, a commander of the terror group said.

According the Fatah al-Sham Front field commander, nom de guerre Abu Al Ezz, Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Israel and the United States have also provided the militant group with military advisers and experts in usage of satellites and rockets, reconnaissance and thermographic cameras, Sputnik reported.

"The United States supports the Syrian militant group, but not directly. They [Americans] support the countries, which support us. However, we are still not satisfied with this support. They should support us with sophisticated weapons," the militant commander demanded.

He also clamed that that militants are winning some battles thanks to TOW missiles and revealed that they have received tanks from Libya via Turkey.

Al Ezz said in an interview with Kolner Stadt-Anzeiger newspaper that the Syrian army surpasses them only with the combat aircraft, missiles and missile launchers, claiming that they have taken control over some areas thanks to US TOW missiles, delivered to them directly,"

Earlier on Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Moscow could hardly trust the US-led coalition's actions against terrorist groups in Syria as it exclusively targets the ISIS and bypasses the Fatah al-Sham Front militants.

Addressing the UN General Assembly on September 22, Syria's Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said that a recent airstrike by the US-led coalition on the Syrian forces in Deir Ezzor proved Washington was complicit with terrorist groups in the war-torn country.

Syria government has been engaged in war against several militant groups since 2011, with government forces loyal to President Bashar Assad fighting numerous foreign-backed militants, as well as terrorist groups.

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