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Syrian opposition offers receive French made anti-aircraft missiles

Syrian opposition brigades have received French made anti-aircraft missiles, this is considered to be a major step towards a change in the balance of power on the ground, media reports said yesterday.

The Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jareeda quoted informed sources as saying that the important tour that was made two years ago by the head of the opposition’s coalition Ahmed Jarba during which he met US President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande has borne fruit, resulting in an armament deal for the Free Syrian Army in the context of an escalation against Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.

The sources said that the Syrian opposition’s brigades in Idlib have already received French made anti-aircraft missiles that were paid for by an Arab state with the objective of changing the balance of power on the ground and pressuring the Syrian regime and its allies to accept negotiations that would lead to a political solution.


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