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Syrian rebels ask US to counter Assad’s airpower

Posted By admin On March 26, 2013 @ 5:53 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
March 26, 2013

DOHA – A Syrian opposition leader, taking Syria’s seat at an Arab summit for the first time on Tuesday, said the United States should use Patriot missiles to protect rebel-held areas from President Bashar Assad’s airpower.

Moaz Alkhatib said he had asked US Secretary of State John Kerry for American forces to help defend rebel-controlled northern parts of Syria with Patriot surface-to-air missiles.

The insurgents have few weapons to counter Assad’s helicopter gunships and warplanes.

Alkhatib said the United States should play a bigger role in helping end the two-year-old conflict in Syria, blaming Assad’s government for what he called its refusal to solve the crisis.

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[1] Reuters: http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Syrian-rebels-ask-US-to-counter-Assads-airpower-307749

[2] Congress delaying U.S. aid to Syrian rebels – sources: http://www.prisonplanet.com/congress-delaying-u-s-aid-to-syrian-rebels-sources.html

[3] Russian Military Experts Say The US Patriot Missiles On The Syrian Border Are Actually Pointed At Iran: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russian-military-experts-say-the-us-patriot-missiles-on-the-syrian-border-are-actually-pointed-at-iran.html

[4] Syrian rebels seize U.N. peacekeepers near Golan Heights: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-rebels-seize-u-n-peacekeepers-near-golan-heights.html

[5] Source: Chemical Weapons Attack Launched by Syrian Rebels: http://www.prisonplanet.com/source-chemical-weapons-attack-launched-by-syrian-rebels.html

[6] First European & NATO heavy arms for Syrian rebels. Russian reprisal expected: http://www.prisonplanet.com/first-european-nato-heavy-arms-for-syrian-rebels-russian-reprisal-expected.html

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