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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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