Syria rebels receive their largest pack of arms

Syria rebels receive their largest pack of arms
Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:52:53

Supporters of the deadly insurgency in Syria have sent the anti-Syria militants the largest pack of weapons they have ever dispatched to them through Turkey borders.

Foreign-backed militants who are fighting to seize power in Syria have said that they have received 400 tons of weapons through Turkey borders, describing the shipment as the largest one they have ever gotten.

Mohammad Salam, a prominent figure in the Syrian opposition said he saw at least 20 large trucks loaded with arms entering from Turkey.

The weapons have been distributed and stored in different areas in north of Syria, especially in the militant-held areas of Aleppo.

Salam said the weapons were sent from several Arab Persian Gulf countries.

Qatar and Saudi Arabia have been top finacial and military supporters of the war against Syria.

According to reports, supporters of the war in Syria have stepped up sending more advanced weapons to their armed groups operating inside the Arab country while it is widely believed that the militants, many of them linked to al-Qaeda, are in possession of chemical weapons as well.

Syrian government has been investigating reports of an alleged recent chemical attack near capital Damascus in which the opposition claimed around 1,300 people were killed and the army was responsible for it.

The Syrian government and army have strongly rejected the claims.

A team sent by the United Nations is set to investigate the latest claims of chemical weapons use outside Damascus.

Despite killing of at least 100,000 people in the massive foreign-backed insurgency in Syria, US had withheld a military intervention which they claim could be a solution that helps people in the country, until a chemical attack was carried out, if any.

Pentagon has moved its naval forces closer to Syria and its chief Chuck Hagel has been affirming readiness to act on Obama’s command.

The war in Syria started in March 2011, when pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of Western and certain regional states including Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.


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