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ottobre 5, 2016

Syrian rebel sees more arms from Assad foes, but not enough

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By Tom Perry | BEIRUT, Sept 24

BEIRUT, Sept 24 Syrian rebels expect to receive new types of heavy weapons from their foreign backers in response to the collapse of a truce and a Russian-backed government offensive, but nothing amounting to a major shift in support, a rebel leader said on Saturday.

Colonel Fares al-Bayoush, head of the Northern Division group, told Reuters he expected rebels to get new types of Russian-made rocket launchers and artillery, but there was no sign of foreign states agreeing to the rebels’ long-held demand for anti-aircraft missiles. Any increase would be “slight”.

While Bayoush indicated rebel capabilities could be enhanced to a degree, he said a more significant shift would be in their tactics, though he gave no details.

The collapse of a ceasefire brokered by the United States and Russia this week has been followed by a major new government offensive against rebel-held areas of Aleppo.

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http://www.reuters.com/article/mideast-crisis-syria-rebels-idUSL8N1C00BP.

 

 

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