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Saudi Arabia wants missiles for Syrian rebels: report

Posted By admin On June 17, 2013 @ 4:49 am In World News | Comments Disabled

AFP [1]
June 17, 2013

Saudi Arabia plans to supply the Syrian opposition with anti-aircraft missiles to counter President Bashar al-Assad’s air force, German news weekly Der Spiegel reported Sunday.

The article, citing a classified report received by the German foreign intelligence service and the German government last week, said Riyadh was looking at sending European-made Mistral-class MANPADS, or man-portable air-defence systems.

Der Spiegel noted the shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles can target low-flying aircraft including helicopters and had given mujahideen fighters in Afghanistan a decisive edge against Soviet troops in the 1980s.

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[4] Saudi supplying missiles to Syria rebels: Gulf source: http://www.prisonplanet.com/saudi-supplying-missiles-to-syria-rebels-gulf-source.html

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