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Syrian rebels claim new weapons may see them topple regime in six months

Posted By admin On June 23, 2013 @ 7:12 am In Tile,World News | Comments Disabled

Michael Jansen
Irish Times [1]
June 23, 2013

Syrian insurgents have received fresh supplies of weapons that could halt recent advances made by government forces, according to Selim Idriss, head of the Free Syrian Army’s military command.

He said if his army received “enough training and arms and [is] well organised, I think we need about six months to topple the regime”.

“We’ve received quantities of new types of weapons, including some that we asked for and that we believe will change the course of the battle on the ground,” said Free Syrian Army spokesman Louay Muqdad.

Among the arms requested are shoulder-fired ground-to- air-missiles and anti-tank weapons which the West fears could fall into the hands of extremist fundamentalists.

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[1] Irish Times: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/syrian-rebels-claim-new-weapons-may-see-them-topple-regime-in-six-months-1.1439014

[2] West Providing Chemical Weapons to Syrian Rebels – Iran: http://www.prisonplanet.com/west-providing-chemical-weapons-to-syrian-rebels-iran.html

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

[4] Syrian rebels fire chemical weapons in Aleppo, killing 16 – state news agency: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-rebels-fire-chemical-weapons-in-aleppo-killing-16-state-news-agency.html

[5] Libya’s new rulers offer weapons to Syrian rebels: http://www.prisonplanet.com/libya%e2%80%99s-new-rulers-offer-weapons-to-syrian-rebels.html

[6] Syrian rebels aim to use chemical weapons, blame Damascus – report: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-rebels-aim-to-use-chemical-weapons-blame-damascus-%e2%80%93-report.html

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