C.I.A. reported smuggling Stinger missiles into Syria

Soldier prepares to fire what is described as a full-dimensional protection weapon – the Stinger missile. Stingers are classified by the military as MANPADS or Man-portable air-defense systems.
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The Mirror is reporting that Central Intelligence Agency spies have smuggled up to 14 Stinger missiles into Syria to aid in the rebellion against the government (see article: CIA spies ‘smuggle 14 Stinger missiles into Syria so rebels can take out regime warplanes).

The FIM-92 Stinger is a personal portable infrared homing surface-to-air missile (SAM), which can be adapted to fire from ground vehicles and helicopters (as an AAM), developed in the United States and entered into service in 1981.

Used by the militaries of the US and by 29 other countries, the basic Stinger missile has to date been used in several dozen attacks against civilian aircraft.

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Syrian troops discover cache of missiles near Aleppo

The Syrian army has discovered a cache of missiles in a warehouse near the northern city of Aleppo as Damascus launches a mop-up operation against insurgents in the flashpoint city.

Syrian sources had earlier said that the Turkish military has provided anti-government insurgents with surface-to-air Stinger missiles during a brief incursion into the Syrian soil on Tuesday.

Some reports also suggest that anti-government insurgents operating in Aleppo may have been provided with chemical weapons.

Source: Press TV