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Saudi supplying missiles to Syria rebels: Gulf source

Posted By admin On June 18, 2013 @ 10:00 am In Tile,World News | Comments Disabled

Amena Bakr
Reuters [1]
June 18, 2013

Saudi Arabia, a staunch opponent of President Bashar al-Assad since early in Syria’s conflict, began supplying anti-aircraft missiles to rebels “on a small scale” about two months ago, a Gulf source said on Monday.

The shoulder-fired weapons were obtained mostly from suppliers in France and Belgium, the source told Reuters. France had paid for the transport of the weapons to the region.

The supplies were intended for General Salim Idriss, leader of the Supreme Military Council of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), who was still the kingdom’s main “point man” in the opposition, the source said.

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