Turkey gives surface-to-air missiles to Syrian rebels: Report

Members of an armed gang in Syria (file photo)

[EDITOR’S NOTE: This info seen on Reuters could be part of what we’ve just posted: New Spin, Attack Syria to fight Al Qaeda. Let’s wait for further confirmation of this info to see whether it is true or not]

A report says Turkey has supplied the foreign-sponsored armed groups in Syria with surface-to-air missiles.

According to a July 31 report by the NBC News, nearly two dozen missiles have been delivered to the rebels in Syria by Turkey. The report, however, did not provide details on the exact type of the missiles, also known as MANPADs (man-portable air-defense systems).

Over the past weeks, some anti-Syria regional countries, including Saudi Arabia and Qatar, have been calling for such arms to be sent to the terrorist Free Syrian Army.

On July 22, the Turkish Anadolu Agency reported that Ankara has deployed ground-to-air missiles on its border with Syria.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told the Turkish Cumhuriyetdaily in an interview in early July that Turkey “has supplied all logistic support to the terrorists who have killed our people.”  Continue reading