Report: Syrian Rebels Claim They’ve Received Weapons From the US
According to a recent report the rebels in Syria say they have received weapons from the United States and France.
The UN Security Council has urged China and Russia not to veto a new resolution that is being proposed for Syria. New numbers show that nearly 7,500 people have been killed in the Syrian civil war and meanwhile Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called Syrian President Bashar al-Assad a war criminal. According to some reports, anti-government rebels have claimed they received weapons from American and French sources.
Armed groups in Syria have admitted that they have received weapons from French and American sources, reports say.
A defected military officer, who refused to be named, told reporters in the western Syrian city of Al-Qusayr on Tuesday that armed groups receive “French and American assistance.”
He then clarified that the group had received weapons and anti-aircraft missiles from France and the United States.
“We now have weapons and anti-aircraft missiles and… we will defeat Bashar [al-Assad],” the general said.
His comments came days after some of the Western and Arab countries said that they would support Syria’s anti-government groups by arming them and supplying them with financial support.
This is while as the first step toward implementing reforms with the aim of ending unrest, the Syrian government has recently endorsed a new draft constitution that was approved by nearly 90 percent of eligible voters in a Sunday referendum.
Russia, however, has continued calling for the resolution of Syrian crisis through dialogue, showing unabated opposition to the interference of Western powers in the affairs of the Arab state.